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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 been fundamentally revised and extended with a new paragraph detection feature.

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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 survey to use if you find any problems or have any problems filling out the survey.

This is your chance to share your experiences with what is working with PDF documents for you and what is frustrating or isn’t working with PDF documents for you.

PDF Validation Tools

If you are landing on this page and wonder if your PDF documents are accessible, there are some tools you can use to check them.

PDF Remediation Tools and Services

Some of these companies have both software tools and remediation services.

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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, a PDF creator will add heading structure, alt text images, tag table heading cells and check the colour contrasts. The resulting tagged PDF is uploaded to a website and the job’s done. But one of the forgotten keys to a PDF’s accessibility lies in what happens next.

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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 you in creating accessible documents.

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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, up and down, and pinching and zooming in order to read the content.

Instead of reading your content, your readers leave your website, …

When you convert Word documents to HTML,

 … you make your content available to everyone in a format that any device can read since HTML is the standard language used to create web pages.

 … Content can be formatted and structured so it can be easily read,

… Search engines can index your content so users can easily find it.

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