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Winners announced of the Jodi Awards 2006

April 6, 2006

MLA Press Release: The winners of the 2006 Jodi Awards for excellence in museum, gallery, library, archive and heritage website accessibility were announced last night at a ceremony at the British Museum.

The winners are:

Jodi Award for Excellence:
i-Map: The Everyday Transformed, Caro Howell and Dan Porter, Tate Modern. www.tate.org.uk/imap/imap2 

This site does what seems impossible to many people, by making modern art (and its key concepts) accessible to blind and partially sighted people. It is one of the few to describe collections for visually impaired people. The images are highly contrasted and made visible to partially-sighted people. The judges were unanimous in selecting the winning site, which they agreed had yet more ground-breaking qualities and was destined to set the standard in global best practice. The site is already the world leader in making online collections accessible to blind and partially sighted people. (more…)

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Adobe PDF document online conversion tools

March 30, 2006

I have always found the Adobe Reader to be problematic. I prefer the Foxit Reader reader. It is small and fast.

On a positive note, going forward, Adobe has made a strong commitment to accessibility. One example is their free online PDF conversion tool (to HTML or Plain Text). They also offer the service by e-mail. Send your file to: PDF to Plain Text – pdf2txt@adobe.com, or, PDF to HTML – pdf2html@adobe.com.

If you need more help with PDF barriers, Planet PDF and PDFzone have additional information.

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