We will make your PDFs accessible to the highest possible standards. We have an unrivalled depth of knowledge and experience in the field.
Anybody wishing to know more about accessible PDFs should look no further.
Testing and benchmarking PDFs for accessibility
We benchmark against WCAG 2.0, and PDF/UA, when appropriate. As standard, we also test with a range of assistive technologies, each of which can inform the way a PDF should be tagged or otherwise edited for accessibility. Our test set up includes:
- Screen readers: JAWS (versions 9 to 18 and version 2018), SuperNova, NVDA, VoiceOver, TalkBack
- Screen magnifiers: ZoomText (versions 9, 10 and 11), SuperNova, MAGic
- Literacy software solutions: Read&Write Gold, Claro Read, vBookz PDF Voice Reader
- Speech recognition: Dragon Naturally Speaking
Working from InDesign files
We have specialised in InDesign accessibility since InDesign version CS4. We are happy to work directly from InDesign files to optimise them for accessibility before conversion to PDF. Doing so can be significantly more efficient than working from untagged PDFs. It is also the case that some accessibility problems can only be resolved in the source file, and not retrospectively in Acrobat (for example, see Fixing justified text in InDesign).
PDF accessibility testing/audits
How accessible are the PDFs that you commission? We can quickly and economically test your PDFs for accessibility against PDF/UA and WCAG, and with a range of assistive technologies. We will then provide you with a detailed report on any problems they may contain.