Page Match – Automating PDF accessibility

Screenshot of Equidox software Page Match feature, showing the Enable checkbox in the ML Page Match section.

Similar documents happen all the time

How many times have you started making a PDF accessible, only to realize it was very similar to a document you remediated before? Do many of your organization’s documents have similar layouts and page elements? Does your organization use templates for reports or presentations? What if you could take advantage of those similarities to save time making your PDFs accessible? 

Now you can. Page Match by Equidox automatically suggests zone layouts that you can apply to your current document using machine-learning analysis of previously remediated pages. Equidox analyzes your current page, scans a library of previously validated pages from your organization’s stored documents, and suggests potential matches of already accessible pages. 

How does Page Match work?


Once you’ve uploaded your document and enabled Page Match on the Import Documents tab, the Equidox machine-learning engine compares each page to a stored database of your organization’s validated pages. 

Import Documents Tab of Equidox software showing the Enable ML Page Match checkbox


Then, open your document and check the Enable checkbox under the ML Page Match section to view suggested zone layouts.

Screenshot of Equidox software Page Match feature, showing the Enable  checkbox in the ML Page Match section.

Equidox applies the zone layout to the current page. Then, make any necessary adjustments to the applied zones to complete the page. Often this takes only a few seconds. 

As your organization continues to make PDFs accessible using Equidox, each page that is “marked validated” is added to your database for the machine learning engine to check against incoming document pages when ML Page Match is enabled. The more pages you remediate, the more options you have for suggested Page Match options. 

What if there’s not an exact match? 

Often Page Match will offer suggested page layouts that aren’t quite perfect.  Headings might be different, or some of the paragraphs of text might be slightly different in size. Simply correct those heading levels, adjust the zones around paragraphs, make any other adjustments needed to complete the remediation of the page, and save your work. You can save significant time starting with the suggested Page Match zone layout over starting from scratch. 

How does Page Match compare to Zone Transfer?

Zone Transfer copies every zone on all pages from one document to another. It can remediate the entire document in one go, provided the documents are very similar or nearly identical. With Zone Transfer, you must choose a remediated document from which to copy zones. It can do just a single page, or you can apply Zones to the entire document. 

Page Match finds and suggests layouts for you page by page. Both of these revolutionary Equidox tools allow you to adjust the zones to ensure full accessibility. 

How do I know which to use?

Zone transfer is best used on full documents that are similar or nearly identical. Good examples are updated or edited documents that were previously remediated, identical documents produced in multiple languages, or regularly produced reports that have an identical or nearly identical layout for the entire document. 

Page Match is best for templated documents, system-generated reports and statements, documents compiled from sections of other, previously remediated documents, and documents that contain similar pages but aren’t fully exact or near exact copies. 

Automation is the future

Equidox software is constantly striving to make PDF remediation faster and easier. Page Match and Zone transfer drastically reduce repetitive and manual tasks to make your documents accessible. These advanced features can save you as much as 90% of your time spent remediating.  

Ready to see it in action? Contact us for a free demonstration of Page Match and Zone Transfer with our Equidox PDF accessibility software. 


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Tammy Albee

Tammy Albee | Director of Marketing | Equidox Tammy joined Equidox after four years of experience working at the National Federation of the Blind. She firmly maintains that accessibility is about reaching everyone, regardless of ability, and boosting your market share in the process. "Nobody should be barred from accessing information. It's what drives our modern society."

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