ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

PDF is one of the most widely used formats for digitizing print material. The Portable Document Format isn't going away any time soon, and as more of our digital information is archived in PDF format, ensuring that the information contained in these PDFs is accessible becomes increasingly important. Document remediation is the process of converting a normal digital publication into a resource that is accessible to individuals with visual and auditory disabilities.

PDFs would be generated from well-structured source documents. Even then, even using Adobe Acrobat, there are no guarantees that the resulting PDF will meet the comprehensive standards of WCAG 2.0, PDF/UA and Section 508. Creating well-structured source documents requires extensive knowledge of the various standards: compliance is primarily about tagging the document’s content properly.

ALT-TEXT FOR ACCESSIBILITY

We have a team of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who identify and understand the key points of images, diagrams and graphs, and add Alt Text that exactly describe the purpose of the illustration.

PDFs typically are delivered to us with one of three starting points; untagged, improperly tagged, or an image only. No matter what state your documents are in -- we can help you meet accessibility standards.

Our PDF Remediation experts have years of experience with section 508 compliance remediation. We ensure that our methods yield a document that is fully accessible and conveys all of the relevant information in an organized and comprehensible way.

The accessible files we create comply with laws and regulations in the United States and the European Union. We use the following guidelines when creating accessible files:

  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 A & AA
  • Structure Guidelines for DAISY 3
  • Epub3 1.0 Accessibility Guidelines
  • Section 508
  • All other regulations promulgated under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act As Amended (ADAAA)
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