One of the more time-consuming aspects of website accessibility is PDF remediation. Many PDF files are not accessible to assistive technology users because their content is not digitally tagged. If you’ve got the time and manpower, you can purchase software to help you correctly tag PDFs yourself (Equidox has a fast and easy-to-use option!) to make them more accessible. But if you don’t have the time or resources available to make your PDFs accessible in-house, you can always hire an… Continue Reading PDF Remediation Pricing- Am I Getting a Good Deal?
Whether you work for a government agency, educational institution, or for-profit business, your organization is likely en-route to destination WCAG — the W3C’s standard for web accessibility. Many laws and other accessibility standards are based on this collaborative international set of guidelines. WCAG is a philosophy – not a checklist – so you have some flexibility when applying it to your content. However, this flexibility means you’re faced with many decisions as you make your website and content accessible. One… Continue Reading PDF vs HTML: Which is the Best Route to Reach WCAG Compliance
What is Alt Text? Alt-text is one of the most basic elements of web and document accessibility. For people who cannot see images contained within a website or document, a text alternative describing most images is required. However, not all images require alt text descriptions. Repetitive logos and decorative elements such as watermarks can be artifacted and not given alt text. Learning to provide useful alt text is a skill that can take some practice. How do you know what… Continue Reading Beyond Basic Alt Text – Charts, Maps, and Diagrams
Equidox integrates automated warnings When remediating your PDF documents, it can be easy to miss tagging elements on a page such as alt text or links, or to mislabel headings. You might find these errors while you’re manually checking your document after remediation. However, Equidox PDF remediation software offers automated warnings of some common accessibility errors when you output your document, much like automated checkers do. This makes it easy to go back and fix the errors. These “Output Warnings”… Continue Reading Avoiding Accessibility Errors when Remediating PDFs
When it comes to making your PDF documents accessible, you’ve got options. Lots of them. It’s hard to pick a PDF remediation solution when you’re buried in decades of meeting minutes, thousands of inaccessible invoices, and a hodgepodge of newsletters, brochures, and memos. Should you remediate in-house? Outsource? Automate? All three? Confused yet? It’s easy to get mired in the many options to make your PDFs accessible. But choosing which option or combination of options is pretty straightforward when… Continue Reading 5 Factors to Consider when Choosing a PDF Remediation Solution
Equidox introduces Zone Transfer The time-saving function you’ve been waiting for is here! Equidox now offers a Zone Transfer add-on for its PDF remediation software. As its name suggests, this function copies the tag zones from one document to another nearly identical document. This new feature is easy to use and can be used to remediate identically formatted documents. Simply save your tag zones in one document and apply them to the next. What if your documents are not 100%… Continue Reading How to copy and paste an accessible PDF tag tree
Dan Tuleta hosts special guest, David Freelan, an Equidox data scientist, to talk about Batch Processing. This is a fully automated PDF remediation process for large quantity similar documents like bank statements and recurring reports. David will discuss his artificial intelligence developments and how these can make bulk PDF remediation completely automated (and completely accessible!). Slide Deck for Batch Processing Webinar Transcript: Equidox. By Onix. Reach Everyone [Dan Tuleta] Okay so it’s just about two o’clock, so I think we’re… Continue Reading Equidox Webinar Wednesdays – Automated Batch Processing
“Tagged PDF” doesn’t seem like a life-changing term. But for some, it is. For people who are blind or have low vision and use assistive technology (such as screen readers and connected Braille displays) to access information, an untagged PDF means they are missing out on information contained in the document because assistive technology cannot “read” untagged PDFs. Digital accessibility has opened up so many avenues to information that were once closed to people with visual disabilities, but PDFs often… Continue Reading What is a tagged PDF?
If you are responsible for your organization’s website and online documents, you may find yourself answering questions such as “What is Accessibility?” and “What is PDF remediation?” and “What are tags?” Below is a brief overview of what PDF remediation involves. What does accessible mean? “Accessible” means “able to be reached or entered.” When referring to digital content, it means able to be used by a person using assistive technology, or by someone who has a disability. Accessible documents are… Continue Reading What is PDF Remediation?
PDF files can be the worst offenders Some of the worst offenders for website inaccessibility are PDF files. They are often completely inaccessible to people with disabilities who use assistive technology when accessing the internet. Sometimes the PDF shows nothing at all digitally, even if there is information visible on the page. But how do you approach making these PDFs ADA compliant? What if you have a backlog of hundreds or even thousands of files living on your website? You… Continue Reading A 7-Step plan to remediate PDFs on your website