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CommonLook® PDF GlobalAccess - The Professional's Choice for PDF Accessibility Remediation

PDF Global Access- Powered by CommonLook


Driven by our customers’ needs and evolving global accessibility standards, CommonLook PDF GlobalAccess builds on the strengths of its predecessor, CommonLook PDF, to be the professional’s choice for PDF accessibility remediation. The comprehensive standards support of WCAG 2.0, PDF/UA and Section 508, HHS, and more, makes CommonLook PDF GlobalAccess the most complete PDF document accessibility remediation tool available.

Recognized in the W3C's PDF Techniques for WCAG 2.0, CommonLook PDF GlobalAccess is loaded with power tools and new features to speed and standardize remediation work. Used together in conjunction with Adobe Acrobat, CommonLook PDF GlobalAccess greatly simplifies and accelerates tedious remediation tasks and superimposes structure and methodology over the remediation process to ensure compliance with established accessibility standards. 

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Beyond efficiency enhancements, CommonLook PDF GlobalAccess includes many power tools and features, support for new standards, and more extensive standards-based reporting. 

Features and Benefits

  • Far faster and more efficient than using Adobe Acrobat alone for PDF accessibility work.
  • Methodically ensures conformance with WCAG 2.0 AA, PDF/UA-1, Section 508, and HHS accessibility standards.
  • Supports structural validation based on ISO 32000-1:2008.
  • Supports documents with structure spanning multiple pages and structure that moves between pages (newspaper-style articles).
  • Powerful, time-saving tools for tags search, manipulation, merge, and conversion.
  • Powerful, time-saving tools for table accessibility, list accessibility, and table of contents.
  • Allows users to verify and correct tagging order and semantics in a dedicated, auditable workflow.
  • Enforces correct structuring of tables, lists, and tables of contents.
  • Automatically detects and repairs a variety of common problems in PDF files.
  • Dramatically reduces the time required to correct existing PDF documents.
  • Re-orders page content to improve the reading experience with current-generation mobile devices and software that does not support tagged PDF.
  • Output PDF files are verified by the software or the operator, as appropriate to each checkpoint.
  • Generates a page-by-page, element-by-element report accepted by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other Federal agencies.
  • Extensive reporting including the Matterhorn Protocol.
  • Support for automatic Bookmark-generation (based on heading levels).

For Our Federal Customers...

Our GSA schedule contract number is GS-35F-0161V. You may download our GSA Catalog from the GSA Advantage website or download the NetCentric Technologies' VPAT for CommonLook PDF.

Requires Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP and Adobe® Acrobat® Professional 6.0 or later. Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 or later is also required.