Why GOV.UK content should be published in HTML and not PDF

GOV.UK exists to make government services and information as easy as possible to find and use. For that reason, we’re not huge fans of PDFs on GOV.UK. Compared with HTML content, information published in a PDF is harder to find, use and maintain. More importantly, unless created with sufficient care PDFs can often be bad for accessibility and rarelyContinue reading “Why GOV.UK content should be published in HTML and not PDF”

Mobile Accessibility Testing Guide for Android and iOS – free 

Mobile Accessibility Testing Guide for Android and iOS – free Mobile Accessibility Testing for Android and iOS (PDF, 2.6MB) is a free accessible PDF outlining how to test native apps and the web for accessibility on Android and iOS. It provides an overview of accessibility settings, how to use them and common testing tools. InstructionsContinue reading “Mobile Accessibility Testing Guide for Android and iOS – free “

How to Create an Accessible PDF

Accessible PDFs are also known as “tagged” PDFs. They contain a hidden network of instructions and provide a textual representation of the document so that people using screen readers can properly navigate the document. Properly tagged PDFs also benefit from better search engine optimization (SEO) because search engines read the words between header tags beforeContinue reading “How to Create an Accessible PDF”

PAVE 2.0: A New Generation of the Web Tool for PDF Accessibility 

The ICT-Accessibility Lab of the ZHAW, in collaboration with the Swiss Blind and Visually Impaired Association (SBV), has developed a web tool called PAVE which quickly and easily makes existing PDF documents accessible. This is critical for allowing existing screen-reading programs to read the correct content. With PAVE 2.0, the existing web tool has beenContinue reading “PAVE 2.0: A New Generation of the Web Tool for PDF Accessibility “

Karlen Communications – PDF and the User Experience Survey

This survey was designed for people with disabilities using adaptive technology. Every attempt has been made to ensure that the survey is accessible. It has been tested by people who use adaptive technology such as screen readers and refreshable Braille displays before going live. There is an e-mail link at the beginning of the surveyContinue reading “Karlen Communications – PDF and the User Experience Survey”

Are you wasting your time creating an accessible PDF?

The collective knowledge around the creation of accessible PDFs is slowly but surely growing, making this flexible format more widely available to people of all abilities. But what if you make your PDF accessible, yet someone still finds it inaccessible because of the way they open it?PDF button on a computer keyboard In a nutshell,Continue reading “Are you wasting your time creating an accessible PDF?”

PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC 2)

PAC 2 tests PDF files quickly with respect to accessibility. PAC 2 is the support of experts and stakeholders in the evaluation tests. The completely newly developed version of PAC 2 examines the PDF / UA-conformity of PDFs. The PDF review has been further improved, so that PAC 2 You can even better assist youContinue reading “PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC 2)”

How to Convert Word Documents to HTML

///with more people accessing the web via mobile devices, opening a Word document or PDF is problematic. Many users don’t have Mobile Viewers for Microsoft Office installed on their mobile devices… Text in the PDF or Word document may not reflow to fit the screen, resulting in users sliding the content left and right, upContinue reading “How to Convert Word Documents to HTML”

PDF accessibility: new guidance issued

The Australian government has issued updated guidance on the accessibility of the portable document format (PDF) for people with disabilities. (curated by Lifekludger from PDF accessibility: new guidance issued) Complete article at source: http://www.accessiq.org/news/news/2014/12/pdf-accessibility-new-guidance-issued