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Automated PDF accessibility checkers won’t tell you much, if anything, about issues affecting people with dyslexia or colour blindness

Using only an automated accessibility checker to evaluate your PDFs may be more of a box-ticking exercise than a serious method of checking your documents...

All caps headings in InDesign and Word

Text set in all caps can be problematical from an accessibility perspective. However, if you use styles correctly in InDesign or Microsoft Word …

Accessibility vs. compliance (reprise)

This post is a response to a recently published article that argues for privileging standards compliance over accessibility when remediating PDFs…

PDF accessibility checker comparison: Tingtun and Acrobat Pro

This article compares the web based Tingtun PDF accessibility checker with the Acrobat Pro checker…

When good accessibility advice is dumbed down to the point it becomes bad advice

Good advice can be over-simplified to the point that it becomes harmful. Unfortunately, in the accessibility world there are many such over-simplifications doing the rounds...

Readability Group font accessibility survey

How readable and accessible is one font compared to another? The Readability Group needs your help to explore this complex question in detail…

InDesign 2021 page numbering bug

There is a bug in InDesign 2021 (version 16.01) relating to page numbering in PDFs. Incorrect page numbering matters because it prevents screen reader users and other keyboard-only users from being able to navigate a document correctly…

Indexing annual reports, how and why

In Australia, the Federal government requires that all annual reports of federal agencies and "non-corporate bodies" include an alphabetical index as an "aid to access". So why not elsewhere (yet)?

PDFAloud or PDF Reader

You should ideally test PDFs for accessibility with at least two assistive technologies. One of those will be a screen reader (JAWS or NVDA). The other is PDF Aloud...

We are now a G-Cloud 12 supplier

The Accessible Digital Documents Company is the UK's longest-established provider of PDF accessibility services...