Using the Portable Document Format (PDF) can eliminate a number of problems when sharing files. From fonts and formatting to images, tags, bookmarks and more, PDF ensures your document looks exactly as you intended when it is opened by the recipient. Depending on how your file was created, it could be a larger file size […]View Post
User Accessibility: Website Design Mistakes
A significant portion of people around the world use assistive technology to aid sensory, motor or cognitive disabilities, but improperly designed website elements render these tools nearly useless. Every aspect from navigation to website text to images to downloadable documents should be available to those who use assistive technology. Section 508 compliance is an involved process with no easy fixes. However, there are some initial, cost-effective steps you can take on your way to becoming compliant.View Post
Regular Expressions: Creating Custom Patterns for Redaction
Redax includes 23 built in patterns to find and mark text for redaction, including Social Security numbers, different date formats, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and more. To see all the available patterns, just go to the Redax menu and select Find Using Pattern. However, if you need a different pattern search than those provided, you […]View Post
How to Use Built In Pattern Redaction in Redax
Redax includes a variety of built in patterns to find and mark text for redaction. Standard patterns include Social Security numbers, different date formats, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and more. To see all the available patterns, just go to the Redax menu and select Find Using Pattern. You can choose from a list of 23 […]View Post
Is Your Website Accessible to People with Disabilities?
Just as physical accessibility to stores, offices and public buildings is now commonplace, so should access to information in documents and on websites. However, experts say that’s the last thing on many web developer’s minds. “It is disappointing to me that we have seen lots of mainstream technology get easier and more attractive, but the […]View Post
Digital Signatures on the Rise Worldwide
Cutting operational costs, moving to greener methods and even regulatory compliance are all factors driving the move away from paper records and other documents and towards secure electronic equivalents. A leading part of more “secure” electronic equivalents is the digital signature. While Europe has seen a steady increase, the United States is slowly adopting digital […]View Post
Why Is My Adobe PDF Library Powered Application Running Slowly?
Our applications work harder they used to, and some of our customers have noticed. Appligent Document Solutions server applications now sport: Better recovery when encountering malformed PDFs. Resource consolidation and optimization, and accompanying file size reductions. Conformance with international standards. In certain circumstances Appligent Document Solutions applications can run somewhat slower than previous versions. This […]View Post
How Section 508 Applies to PDF
Ensuring PDFs are compliant with Section 508 means enabling content for use by devices that suit the needs of a wide variety of disabled users. For those implementing Section 508, it’s important to know what this really means. This document is a PDF-specific guide to the Section 508 regulations, as adapted from § 1194.22 Web-based […]View Post
How Do You Measure Cost-Effectiveness in Software?
Some look at the up-front cost; we beg to differ. For serious implementations, the real cost of software goes far beyond the license itself, and includes: Time for implementation, evaluation, and integration, heavily influenced by: 1. The quality of documentation 2. The responsiveness of support staff 3. The availability of code examples and other learning […]View Post
Knocking Down the Myths
Myth: Section 508 doesn’t apply to PDF documents WRONG. Most website accessibility efforts begin with a focus on ensuring that HTML content complies with the terms of the law – which makes sense, because most websites are based in HTML Government websites often use PDF for a high proportion of overall site content, and in […]View Post