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With the US Section 508 Refresh on the horizon and much of the world adopting WCAG 2.0 and PDF/UA standards, PDF Accessibility is becoming mandatory.
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ICT Accessibility Strategy Released in the US - FutureGov Magazine

ICT Accessibility Strategy Released in the US - FutureGov Magazine | PDF Accessibility | Scoop.it
ICT Accessibility Strategy Released in the US FutureGov Magazine The Office of Management and Budget in the US has released a new federal strategy for improving the accessibility of information technology for the disabled within federal agencies...
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2013 is definitely a year of big changes in the Accessibility laws. Good time to start preparing for the changes and assess your web site for accessibility. NetCentric can help, contact me for details.

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AT&T Launches Corporate Accessibility Technology Office and ...

AT&T Launches Corporate Accessibility Technology Office and ... | PDF Accessibility | Scoop.it
January 7, 2012 /3BL Media/ - As part of AT&T's* ongoing commitment to ensure that customers with disabilities are able to enjoy the opportunities that modern technology affords, the company is launching a new Corporate ...
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It is great to see major companies add this important component to their strategic planning. When will other companies follow suit?

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Using CommonLook PDF to fix common problems in PDF files.

Many tagged PDF files include problems that inhibit accessibility. CommonLook PDF includes unique tools to aide in PDF remediation.
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CommonLook PDF is used by professionals that need to verify and correct PDF documents and forms. A plug-in for Adobe Acrobat, the tool picks up where Adobe leaves off and takes the remediator through all 16 checkpoints of Section 508, resulting in full compliant and accessible documents every time.

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CommonLook Software, Services and Training for Accessible PDF

CommonLook Software, Services and Training for Accessible PDF | PDF Accessibility | Scoop.it
The CommonLook suite of software and services provides Section 508 compliance and testing solutions with a focus on accessible PDF.
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CommonLook has just released new versions of our CommonLook PDF, CommonLook Clarity and CommonLook Office tools. 2013 will be an exciting year as we move towards the Section 508 Refresh. Contact me to discuss how we can help your organization with the tools and services to ensure the full accessibility of your web sites PDF content.

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Q&A: Duff Johnson on PDF/UA becoming an International Standard | Access iQ

What impact does PDF/UA being formally published as an International Standard have on PDF accessibility?
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PDF/UA is the up andcoming standard that will allow you to be ready for WCAG 2.0. With the Section 508 Refresh coming later this year, looking at product and solutions that support PDF/UA is the smart thing to do.

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