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The importance of human judgment in determining adequate colour contrast

When choosing accessible text and background colour combinations, it is important not to rely solely on tools to tell you if you have sufficient contrast…

Accessible continuation sheets in PDF forms, made easy

How a little (beginner-level) JavaScript can save the day…

(One more time…) a PDF that passes an automated check against standards and an accessible PDF are not the same thing—and the distinction matters

I wish I didn't have to keep making this argument, but…

Accessible PDF links problem in InDesign version 15.01 (InDesign 2020)

There is a problem in the latest version of InDesign which means that any  hyperlinks that you create will not be screen reader accessible when you export to PDF…

Christmas PDF accessibility wish list

Dear JAWS developers,please can we have the means to escape forms mode from within a checkbox in a PDF form? Dear ZoomText Reader developers…

Accessible infographics

This post addresses the five areas that most commonly go wrong in the creation of accessible infographics for publication in PDFs…

One or multiple level 1 headings in PDF?

There are two schools of thought regarding whether you should use one or multiple <H1>s in a PDF. This article examines both sides of the argument.

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…

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.