Document formats, accessibility and productivity

My recent conversation with someone at the heart of the UK public sector digital realm ended abruptly when I made the objectively, demonstrably true argument that some content types can be more accessible in non-HTML formats than they can be in HTML.

The EU Accessibility Directive becomes UK law

If you work in the public sector and are responsible for creating PDFs for online consumption, you need to be aware that the EU Accessibility Directive comes into force today.

Accessible annual report financial tables

This article sets out some of the most common design and layout problems found in annual report financial tables.

We are now a G-Cloud 10 supplier

The Accessible Digital Documents Company has been successful in its bid to become a G-Cloud 10 supplier, having previously been approved to provide G-Cloud 9 PDF and ebook accessibility services.

Accessible PDF and PDF/UA-compliance are not the same thing

Accessible PDF and PDF/UA compliance are not the same thing. One day they may be, but we are currently a long way from that point.

The PDF Formula tag and accessible mathematical expressions

PDF/UA compliance requires the use of a Formula tag for mathematical expressions. However, NVDA does not read content tagged in this way.

PDF links and zoom

This post looks at a further aspect of accessible PDF links that document authors should pay attention to, namely link zoom settings.

BIC Breakfast: accessible ebooks

We are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the forthcoming BIC Breakfast on accessible ebooks. This event will take place on 25 April 2018 at the Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX.

C-Pen Exam Reader

A different kind of assistive technology, the C-Pen is a small, hand-held device for scanning text from a printed page and then displaying it in its own small screen. It also has a text-to-speech facility.

The language of parts and assistive technology pronunciation issues

When (and when not) to mark up changes in natural language …accompanying video includes how to in Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign and Acrobat Pro.