Accessible Documents, PDF and videos

Accessible Documents, PDFs and Video are all part of having an accessible website following WCAG guidelines. When using the Internet, information is the cornerstone of communication and accessibility, which includes providing accessible documents is key.  Whether you’re a business, educational institution, or government agency, the documents you share on the internet play a pivotal role in disseminating information and engaging your audience.

However, the true power of these documents lies in their accessibility to all individuals, regardless of their abilities or assistive technologies.
Get ADA Accessible recognizes the significance of making your documents accessible to everyone. Our Document Remediation Services are designed to ensure that the most common document formats shared on the internet, such as PDFs, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel spreadsheets, are not only user-friendly but also compliant with WCAG accessibility standards used for ADA.

Let’s look at the importance of document remediation, the benefits it brings, and how our services can help you achieve a more inclusive digital presence.

The Significance of Document Remediation

Documents are versatile tools for sharing information, from reports and manuals to brochures and educational materials. However, when these documents are not optimized for accessibility, they can inadvertently exclude individuals with disabilities, such as those with visual impairments who rely on screen readers or individuals with cognitive disabilities who benefit from simplified language and structure.
Document remediation is the process of modifying or transforming digital documents to make them accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. It involves addressing various aspects of document accessibility, including:

  • Text Alternatives: Providing descriptive alt text for images and graphics to ensure they can be understood by screen reader users.
  • Logical Structure: Organizing documents with clear headings, lists, and proper reading order.
  • Text Formatting: Ensuring text is styled appropriately for readability and consistency.
  • Hyperlinks: Creating accessible hyperlinks with meaningful link text.
  • Tables: Properly structuring tables for screen reader compatibility.
  • Language and Content: Ensuring language is clear and concise, and content is easy to understand.

Document remediation ensures your digital content is user-friendly, inclusive meeting WCAG standards.

The Benefits of Document Remediation Inclusivity

Document remediation ensures that individuals with disabilities can access and comprehend your content, promoting inclusivity and equal opportunities for all.

  • Legal Compliance: Many organizations and institutions are legally obligated to provide accessible documents to comply with regulations like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508.
    Improved Reputation: Demonstrating a commitment to accessibility can enhance your organization’s reputation and show your dedication to inclusivity.
  • Expanded Audience: Accessible documents open the door to a wider audience, potentially increasing your reach and impact.
  • SEO Benefits: Search engines favor accessible content, potentially boosting your online visibility and ranking.

Our Document Remediation Services
Get ADA Accessible’s team of specializes in document remediation, ensuring that your documents meet the highest accessibility standards. Here’s how we can assist you:

  • PDF Remediation: PDF documents are widely used for sharing information. We’ll transform your PDFs into accessible formats, making them compatible with screen readers and other assistive technologies.
  • Word Document Remediation: Microsoft Word is a popular platform for creating documents. We’ll optimize your Word documents to ensure they meet accessibility guidelines.
  • PowerPoint Accessibility: Presentations are valuable for conveying information. We’ll make your PowerPoint presentations accessible, ensuring they can be understood by all.
  • Excel Spreadsheet Accessibility: Spreadsheets are often used for data analysis. We’ll enhance the accessibility of your Excel spreadsheets, making them easier to navigate and comprehend.

What does it cost to have Accessible Documents?

  • The cost to either remediate or create accessible documents is dependent on a few things.
  • The type of document and if it’s available in its narrative format. For example, if a PDF was originally created in Word, the Word document is available.
  • The complexity of the document. We separate documents into two complexities: Simple and Complex. Simple being text and images. A complex document could be an employment application or other such documents.

Next Steps:

Schedule a convenient time to discuss current documents you provide on your website, and how future documents will be made accessible or contact us using the form below to get your questions answered.

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