April 12 — The idea of making documents accessible to differently abled persons is not new, and no one takes it lightly. However, it can often be a time consuming and costly process. However, Toronto-based Crawford Technologies now offer a solution it says will reduce time and expense.
Using the new AccessibilityNow.com platform, uesrs can upload PDF files, immediately receive a price quote for converting PDFs to accessible documents and receive the converted files back in a timely manner. The website piggybacks on Crawford’s “Auto Tagger for Accessibility” software and converts regular PDFs into either PDF/Universal Accessibility or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines compliant files.
Converted files meet the standards and guidelines specified by the Americans with Disabilities Act, WCAG 2.0, Section 508, Section 255, Section 504. New documents are designed to meet the needs to blind, partially sighted and cognitively impaired individuals.
“With the ability to tag hundreds of pages per second, AccessibilityNow.com is the most rapid and economical way to remediate traditional PDF files into Accessible PDFs,” said Ernie Crawford, president and CEO of Crawford Technologies. “We believe that accessibility shouldn’t be expensive or difficult. We are proud to be leaders in making accessible documents available to everyone.”