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February 26, 2014
Accessibility Made Easy
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Introducing PDF/UA at the National Library of Australia

Who Should Attend?

Regulatory officials

Creative, content management and IT executives

CIOs of organisations dedicated to improving accessibility

Web and Online Communication Managers

The world's default electronic paper technology, PDF files are opened hundreds of millions of times daily across the globe. PDF is in constant, heavy use for communications between publishers and printers, between individuals and organisations and throughout all levels of government.

Web Accessibility + Document Accessibility = Fully Accessible Web sites. Many persons with disabilities - especially those with visual or mobility impairments - require Assistive Technology (AT) to use electronic content, including PDF files. PDF files must be "tagged" to be accessible. Historically, support for tagged PDF has been a relatively low priority for PDF software and assistive technology vendors.

Properly tagged Accessible PDF documents and Forms are the only way to be truly in compliance with the Accessibility requirements of Government and Private Organizations. With the Australian Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy deadlines for WCAG 2.0 AA compliance approaching in December of 2014, many Australian government agencies and corporations are looking for solutions. AGIMO is expected to announce that PDF files are considered accessible when properly tagged. Because of this, smart organizations are taking the steps today to ensure that documents that they publish to their web sites or distribute are in a fully accessible format. PDF files can be difficult to make accessible using traditional approaches such as Adobe Acrobat Professional, but there are better tools available. NetCentric's CommonLook Family of PDF tools and services are the only choice for solutions for discovery, audit, remediation and creation of accessible PDF documents and forms that are WCAG 2.0 AA compliant.



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