updated 10:10 am EDT, Mon October 24, 2005
MS PowerPoint conversion
LecShare has released , a new application that converts Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into web pages that meet Federal disability requirements and into Microsoft Word documents for easy distribution. Made with REALbasic, LecShare allows users to easily enter accessibility information necessary to create web pages that meet Section 508 standards and WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). LecShare creates standards compliant XHTML and CSS which is compatible with virtually any web browser. LecShare also creates Microsoft Word documents containing images of all the slides from a PowerPoint presentation. The Word document can be used by the audience to take notes directly on their laptops. Individual licenses may be purchased online for $40, while Higher Education Site Licenses, which allow an unlimited number of installations, cost $0.10 per full time enrolled student (with a $400 minimum).