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
Inaccessible information from the beginning Inaccessible COVID-19 websites have been a problem from the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. Government and public health websites struggled to provide accessible information about a new and unknown virus. However, many organizations prioritized publishing information as quickly as possible over making that information accessible. Inaccessible websites, graphics, PDFs, and files prevented people with disabilities from accessing essential virus- and vaccine-related information. Problems with inaccessible COVID-19 websites Charts and graphs make information quick and easy… Continue Reading Fixing the problem of Inaccessible COVID-19 Information
How does an organization tackle a large archive or backlog of inaccessible PDFs, while minimizing ADA liability? This 30-minute webinar explores staffing, training, methods, and tools for making your PDFs accessible. Slide deck for PDF Remediation Plan Transcript Equidox by Onix. Reach everyone. [Dan Tuleta] All right so it is just about two o’clock, so I think we should get started. So welcome everyone! For those of you are here who are here, to another edition of Equidox… Continue Reading Equidox Webinar Wednesdays – PDF Remediation Plan
People with disabilities, many of whom use assistive technology (AT), are unable to access and use forms if they aren’t both fillable and usable with their screen readers and connected Braille displays. Accessible fillable PDF forms are usable by everyone help prevent digital accessibility litigation. What is a fillable PDF form? A fillable PDF form is an electronic PDF document that allows a person to enter and save or submit requested information digitally. Fillable forms consist of various types of… Continue Reading What Makes an Accessible Fillable PDF Form?
A quick Google search for fully automated accessibility tools, those which remediate PDFs without human intervention, yields surprisingly few results. You might find some automated accessibility checkers or website accessibility plug-ins, but not much for PDFs. Why? Surely in this day and age there must be a plug-in that can tag PDFs in an instant without the need for human intervention, just like there are for websites. Unfortunately, there are two problems with that. First, fully automated website accessibility plug-ins… Continue Reading Batch Processing: Automated Accessibility Done Right
The tech industry has the ability to make the world a significantly more accessible place for everyone. Groceries, prescriptions, clothes, and other household items can be delivered to your door in just a few clicks. TV shows can be captioned. Books can be read aloud. Smart speakers can tell you whatever you want to know by simply asking a question. Impressive accessibility advances can sometimes overshadow less exciting accessibility features like an accessible website and PDF files. PDFs, for example,… Continue Reading ADA Compliance for the Tech Industry
Restaurants, hotels, airports, museums, bowling alleys, gyms, ski resorts, and many others in the hospitality and tourism industry have had to amp up their marketing efforts considerably to be able to make up for lost time when COVID forced closures around the world. To drive more traffic through your doors, your website needs to get the word out to all potential clients that you’re ready and eager to welcome them. If your website or other digital resources are inaccessible, excluding… Continue Reading ADA Compliance for Hospitality