Document Accessibility Software
Automated solution for creating accessible PDFs
Actuate’s Document Accessibility solution is a unique offering that uses automation to address the demand for a low-cost, fast and simple process for converting large volumes of documents into accessible formats. This software-based solution is cost-effective, highly scalable and accurate, and dramatically reduces the amount of time required to deliver accessible content to customers.
Businesses around the world are also being mandated by their respective governments to make all of their online content, including documents, accessible to people with visual and cognitive impairments. Regulations such as Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act, the American Disabilities Act, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and more have provided strict guidelines and deadlines for compliance with accessibility requirements, and it is in the best interest of businesses to proactively work towards meeting these in a timely manner.
How our solution makes document accessibility easy and cost effective
Available as both on-premise and cloud implementations, Actuate’s Document Accessibility solution:
- Supports compliance with website accessibility standard WCAG 2.0 Level AA and PDF accessibility format PDF/UA
- Supports compliance with accessibility legislation such as Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act, American Disabilities Act (ADA), California Unruh Act, Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act, and in Canada - Canadian Human Rights Act, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
- Helps avoid expensive lawsuits as a result of non-compliance
- Creates greater satisfaction and loyalty within existing customer base
- Supports opportunities to do business with a previously underserved segment of the population
- Enables enterprises to demonstrate social responsibility
Faster Service For Customers With Visual Disabilities
There are approximately 285 million people with significant visual impairments world-wide, with over 20 million in the U.S. and half a million in Canada reporting difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Providing content such as statements, reports and other documents in accessible formats like Braille, tagged PDF, large print and audio is an important way of maintaining customer satisfaction and loyalty, while creating an inclusionary environment.
The biggest challenge in creating and delivering accessible content to customers today is that the traditional approach of manually converting documents into accessible formats is extremely expensive, time consuming, and ill-designed for proactive generation. This could become a major issue for organizations, especially as they look to excel and differentiate from their competitors through superior customer service, and also expand their offerings to underserved segments such as a growing number of aging customers and other individuals with visual impairments.