Why Accessible PDF
Organizations are increasingly using the PDF format to distribute their content electronically. Often, these PDFs have not included the necessary techniques to make the content available to users of adaptive technologies.
As a result, organizations have been asked to also provide their electronic content in alternative formats such as Braille, Plain Text, Microsoft® Office Suite formats and HTML.
The downside of providing any of these alternate formats for content providers is the lack of content integrity, branding and security. Furthermore, the costs associated with providing subsequent versions add incrementally to the production and distribution costs. From the perspective of adaptive technology users, the downside of these formats is that content is typically not optimized for accurate access or navigation which results in content being heard out of order or without the navigation experience needed to understand the content, afforded to visual users.
An accessible PDF is the ideal solution for distributing electronic content:
- Works seamlessly with adaptive technologies, like screen readers and refreshable Braille displays
- Easily exports into all other popular document formats based on user preference
- Ensures equal access and navigation for visual and non-visual users
- Maintains the look and feel of the original design
- Minimizes the cost of accessibility – one document can be distributed to everyone
Why incur unnecessary costs and run the risk that your message can’t reach everyone in your target audience? With a PDF made accessible by Accessibil-IT, everyone who opens your file can access and navigate the same content. You can deliver information with confidence, knowing virtually anyone can access your content.