PDF accessibility

We will make your PDFs accessible to the highest possible standards. We have an unrivalled depth of knowledge and experience in the field, and are the UK’s longest-established provider of PDF accessibility services.

Accessible PDF forms

We have particular experience and expertise in making PDF forms accessible, including, to date, almost 3,000 GCSE exam papers. Example accessible PDF form (PDF 92KB)

PDF accessibility help desk

We now offer, via ZoomSkype or Microsoft Teams, a PDF accessibility help desk, chargeable by the hour or part thereof. We can help with any PDF accessibility problem, no matter how large or small.

This service is available to both new and existing clients. Call us on 01932 355 222 or 07918 952 874 or email ted@accessible-digital-documents.com for details.

Testing and benchmarking

Our quality control procedures are second to none. We benchmark against WCAG 2.1, 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 2020/Fusion), SuperNova, NVDA 
  • Screen magnifiers: ZoomText (versions 11 to 2020/Fusion), SuperNova, MAGic 
  • Literacy software solutions: Read&Write Gold 12, Claro Read 8
  • Speech recognition: Dragon Naturally Speaking

Working from InDesign files

We have specialised in InDesign accessibility for many years, and are happy to retrofit your InDesign files for accessibility. Please see our Accessible InDesign files page for more details.

PDF accessibility testing/audits

We can test your PDFs for accessibility against WCAG 2.1 and PDF/UA, and with a range of assistive technologies, as appropriate. We will then provide you with a detailed report on any problems they may contain and how to fix them.