Assistive technology tools present your web text as speech for persons with disabilities. Many websites and PDFs are inaccessible to these devices. According to the 2015 US census, 23.7 million people in the United States reported that they have some form of vision loss (including blindness) meaning that meant they have trouble seeing even with corrective lenses, have trouble reading print, or cannot see at all. If steps have been not to make your website and digital documentation accessible to people using assistive technology such as screen readers, that means nearly 24 million people cannot access your important online documents and information and you are not reaching everyone in your target audience.
For many organizations with websites and an abundance of PDFs, web accessibility that reaches everyone means a big change in future website and document creation strategies, and in some situations, significant investments in converting legacy content into a format that everyone can access. Equidox software and PDF Conversion Services was developed to empower organizations to easily convert inaccessible PDFs into WCAG 2.0-compliant HTML and accessible PDF and EPUB 2 content. We also offer comprehensive Digital Accessibility Services to help ensure all the online and digital information your organization has is easily accessible so you can reach everyone.