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, DEFRA, the Debt Management Office and the Student Loans Company.
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.
Other charities we have worked with include The Alzheimer’s Society, CBM, Citizens Advice, The European Disability Forum, the Macular Disease Society, Plan International, Rica, the RNIB, Sense and Sightsavers.
For many years we have provided BT with PDF and ebook accessibility editing, testing and auditing services. We have also trained several of BT’s external graphic design companies to create accessible PDFs and ebooks from InDesign.
We have produced a series of General Medical Council (GMC) accessible ebooks and PDFs in both English and Welsh language versions.
We have also provided GMC staff with training in creating accessible ebooks and PDFs from InDesign, and accessible PDFs from Acrobat and Microsoft Word.