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You can't make Microsoft Word forms accessible (enough)…

Many organisations publish forms created in Microsoft Word, mainly because of the ease and convenience of doing so. However, in an age when all online content must be made accessible, this is a problem.

Importing structured content from Microsoft Word into InDesign

If you add structural features such as alt text, headings, lists and tables, your graphic designers can simply import them intact directly from Word into InDesign, ready to go…

The EU Accessibility Directive

In my opinion, the EU Accessibility Directive is unambiguously the best thing to have happened to accessibility world in the almost two decades that I have been involved in the field…

We are now a G-Cloud 11 supplier

We are happy to confirm that the Accessible Digital Documents Company is now a G-Cloud 11 supplier, having been successful in our bid to provide PDF and EPUB accessibility services and training.

Comment on “How to find the right PDF remediation firm”

The recent significant increase in demand for PDF accessibility remediation services is very much to be welcomed. However, there is currently a serious and widespread issue with quality…

The skipped headings myth

One of the most persistent myths amongst document producers is that skipping a heading level will always create an accessibility problem …

Artificial Intelligence is coming to PDF accessibility

AI already has the ability to take some of the hard work out of the process of making PDFs accessible, and will undoubtedly continue to do an increasing share of the work in the future…

Engineering students do accessibility. Graphic design students, not so much

We regularly train graphic designers in creating accessible PDFs from Adobe InDesign, and we get the same feedback all the time: "I wish we had been taught this stuff at Uni" …

The case against banning italics

Why a blanket ban on italics for accessibility reasons is likely to do more harm than good.

JAWS 2019 update to fix PDF language attribute bug

BREAKING NEWS—A forthcoming upgrade to JAWS 2019, expected in February, is set to fix a JAWS 2018 PDF language attribute-related problem…