Accessibility

One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some sort of a disability. PB Digital’s Universal Accessibility Add-On, allows everyone to consume information using an accessible PDF documents.

Information plays a key role in modern society and is becoming more and more common in digital communication. Worldwide PDF has become the standard format and the most widely-used information channel due to its high reliability, convenience and user-friendliness.

In order to ensure access to PDF files to as many people as possible, a new ISO standard – IOS 14289-1 was developed (better known as PDF / UA).

“UA” – Universal Accessibility or “Universal Access” refers to the central demand of the standard device. This is the definition of the first full set of requirements for accessible PDF documents.

PDF / UA enable people with disabilities to do the following actions:

  • Use PDFs without any assistance from others.
  • Reach a certain point in a document, directly and within a reasonable time.
  • Use the same quality PDFs as people without disabilities.

PB Digital’s PDF / UA builds tags based on the content and structure of the document. Tags are standardized content which represent data for various assistive tools such as screen or text-to-speech software.

According to the international law of accessibility, all new public information requires full accessibility. The new PB Digital Version 6 supports inherently a full standard PDF / UA and allows you to customize documents with these capabilities and to improve access for existing PDF documents.

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