Millions of US citizens must use assistive technology (AT) to read electronic content. A decade ago this month, the US Federal government’s Section 508 regulations went into effect to ensure equal access to information. Just as intended, the regulations – applicable to both the Federal government and its contractors – accelerated commercial activity around meeting […]View Post
You Reap What You Sow: The Australian Government’s Report on PDF Accessibility
Contents Executive Summary Introduction The Australian Government’s Report What the Report Gets Right What the Report Misses What the Report Gets Wrong Conclusions References & Endnotes Appendix: Four Basic Policies to Promote Accessible Documents Executive Summary This article analyzes the recent Australian Government’s study into the Accessibility of the Portable Document Format for people with a […]View Post
Tags or Scripts for Accessible Forms?
Bryan is a solitary, but well-armed PDF developer, fighting (and winning) an uphill battle to make Canadian government forms PDF accessible to Canadian standards (WCAG priority 2), which are a lot tougher than the relatively simple (and vague) Section 508 regulations. Bryan basically feels that there’s not a lot about tags that promotes accessibility in […]View Post