In January 2017, the U.S. Access Board finally issued the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines, in the first revision/update of the existing Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility… Continue Reading WCAG Rules the Day!
Here’s a little primer on tagging PDFs for Section 508 compliance, just four pictures worth a thousand words each- this is from an AIM document audit: Screenreaders like JAWS read the… Continue Reading Sample Section 508 Audit and Primer
Many of our clients ask about Section 508 remediation for Word and PowerPoint documents. Why don’t we offer that service? First let’s look at what these animals are: Microsoft Word… Continue Reading Why Publish As PDF?
“Accessibility In Mind” means thinking about accessibility EARLY in the production process. We work with our clients to create procedures that reduce the time and cost of remediation. Using best… Continue Reading What Do You Mean, Accessibility In Mind?
What Is Accessibility? In the physical world, accessibility is the “attribute of being easy to deal with when needed.” The curb cut is a useful example: It is a solid… Continue Reading Accessibility For the Information Age
Section 508 remediation is the process of converting a PDF document into a resource that is accessible to individuals with disabilities, and compliant with the federal regulations in Section 508… Continue Reading What is Section 508 PDF Remediation?
PDF is a publication format, and almost all PDFs were created from a production application, most commonly Word, InDesign, or PowerPoint. The native file is exported and converted to PDF… Continue Reading Accessibility Best Practices: Tagged PDF
NOTE: Please refer to this clarification: https://508compliantdocumentconversion.com/pdfua-and-section-508/ In January 2017, the U.S. Access Board issued the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines, updating its existing Electronic and Information… Continue Reading Do You Feel Section 508 Refreshed? The New ICT Rules Are in Effect
Technology evolves at lightning speed- regulations for accessibility, not so much. Section 508 became effective in 2000- how can 17 year-old regulations apply to today’s enormous, ubiquitous electronic information flow?… Continue Reading A Long Road For the Disabled: Accessible Information and Ancient Regulation, a Brief History of Section 508 and the “Refresh”
PDF/UA clarifies and simplifies the PDF-specific technical requirements to meet WCAG 2.0 WCAG 2.0 is regarded as the primary standard for web accessibility by national governments around the world, and… Continue Reading WCAG and Section 508: PDF Requirements