2017 is Dolphin's thirtieth anniversary, and to celebrate the company is running a series of exhibitions around the country. As enthusiastic advocates of Dolphin's SuperNova screen magnifier/reader, we were delighted to take a few hours out to attend one of these, at the Sight for Surrey showcase at the Woking Lightbox.
"Inaccessible graphic design is commonplace." So opens the report by Cornish et al. entitled Visual accessibility in graphic design: A client—designer communication failure. (2015). University of Cambridge, Elsevier. We briefly outline here the report's key findings, as well as our solutions…
This is a significant moment in the development of accessible PDFs. It is reminiscent of the day, back in 2005, when I upgraded my version of JAWS 7.0 to version 7.1, to find that headings were now supported in PDFs. Adobe's recent announcement is, I believe, as much of a landmark.
Organisations that invest in making their online PDFs accessible should be aware that much of their good work could be undone by the way their websites are configured. However, there is an easy solution.
One perhaps not quite so obvious way in which scripting can be used to enhance the accessibility of PDF forms is via bookmarks.
We are delighted to announce that The Accessible Digital Documents Company Ltd has been successful in its bid to become a G-Cloud 9 supplier. We have been approved by Crown Commercial Services to offer a range of cloud support services to the public sector…
It is widely believed that compliance with PDF/A (the PDF archiving format) has no negative impact on PDF accessibility. This is broadly correct, but there are a few notable exceptions with respect to colour customisation, footnotes/endnotes, and forms.
There is currently a potentially show-stopping bug in NVDA relating to the use of the Actual Text attribute in PDFs. And, now that SuperNova more or less correctly differentiates between Actual Text and Alternate Text attributes, there is a practical reason for using each of these attributes correctly.
The Cabinet Office has confirmed to us that the government intends to incorporate the recently agreed EU accessibility directive into UK law, despite the Brexit process. Last October we posted a report about the directive, explaining how the directive aims to make public sector websites, documents,…