Anyone involved in the often onerous task of remediating documents for Section 508 compliance can find themselves aiming at a moving target, depending on the specific requirements of their clients.… Continue Reading Getting Multiple Government Agencies on the Same Page Regarding Section 508
This is by no means a comprehensive guide, but a good starting point. From the Accessible Digital Office Document Project: Tips for writing short alternative text descriptions: Try to answer the… Continue Reading More Tips for Section 508 Compliant Accessible Text
It’s always better to plan ahead for accessibility than to “add” it after the fact. InDesign allows designers to create beautiful and complex documents, but these features also can create… Continue Reading Creating accessible PDF documents with Adobe InDesign
The Portable Document Format (PDF) is the standard format for online “electronic” publication of documents. PDF allow the publisher to ensure that a document looks the same online as it does in… Continue Reading The Basics of Section 508 PDF Compliance
There are many factors to consider when selecting a file format for publishing. We believe the following advantages overwhelmingly make the PDF file the file format of choice, especially if… Continue Reading Why Publish in PDF?
Electronic Document Compliance Services specializes in creating interactive “fill-in” forms for your PDFs. Fillable PDF forms can be accessed over the Internet or via email. If a PDF form includes… Continue Reading EDCS: Specialists in Section 508 Compliant Fillable Forms
Many people think that accessibility regulation just benefit those with disabilities (an estimated 24 million Americans!) but the value is much more broadly felt. Accessibility offers advantages that go beyond… Continue Reading The “Curb Cut”: An example that shows how accessibility helps all of us!
It is a common myth that making your documents accessible is only for the benefit of users with disabilities. In fact, compliant documents benefit all users. Consider these facts: More… Continue Reading Accessible Documents Benefit All Users; Not Just for “Screen Readers”
From Adobe, watch Episode 1 if you are working in InDesign with an eye to a final product that is easier to make compliant with Section 508:
Using best practices for creating accessible documents makes Section 508 remediation much less costly. Adding alternative text for images is the imperative, and needs to be done correctly: Try to… Continue Reading Tips for Document Creators: Alternate Text