With the EU Accessibility Directive now incorporated into UK law there is greater urgency than ever for all public sector bodies to ensure that every PDF they publish is fully accessible.
Over a period of many years we have trained and provided PDF and InDesign accessibility services to numerous public sector digital teams including those at the Home Office, the House of Lords, the Department for Transport, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Office for National Statistics, Ofcom, Ofgem and DEFRA/Environment Agency. In addition, we have provided training to more than two dozen local government departments in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Academic and education sectors
Our academic/education sector clients include Pearson; the Open University; Cambridge University; the University of Portsmouth; the University of Bradford; UCISA (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association); the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex; and five of the research councils: Arts and Humanities; Biotechnology and Biological Sciences; Economic and Social; Engineering and Physical Sciences; and Natural Environment;
This work includes making accessible thousands of PDF-based exam papers, providing ebook and PDF accessibility training, accessible ebook production, and making accessible numerous annual reports, prospectuses, forms and other PDF-based documentation.
Over a number of years we have trained several generations of Guide Dogs staff and their suppliers in creating accessible PDFs from InDesign, Word and Acrobat. We have also made accessible a number of Guide Dogs publications each year.
Other charities we have worked with include The Alzheimer’s Society, Citizens Advice, Leonard Cheshire, the Macular Society, Rica, the RNIB, Sense and Sightsavers.
Although we are UK-based, we work with an increasingly international client base. This includes long standing clients EDF (The European Disability Forum) and CBM ( Christoffel Blindenmission), Plan International, Humanity and Inclusion, HelpAge International, EFC (the Euopean Foundation Centre), Digitaliseringsstyrelsen (Digitization Agency, Denmark), BCW Global and Thomson Reuters.