Author: Ramya Venkitesh

Head - Accessibility New Initiatives, Actively involved in formulating new ideas to create Innovative Accessible Solutions across all Disabilities.

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Why Digital Agencies Need to Care About Accessibility

  Digital Agencies today need to be keenly attuned to what their solutions are and how their services can be perceived by their customers and stakeholders — but they’ll be hard-pressed to do so if they don’t consider accessibility and inclusion.   Accessibility is the practice of designing experiences for people with visual, linguistic, auditory, […]

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Top 5 Resources to help you write better Image Descriptions

80% of our learning comes from seeing and at 247 Accessible Documents, we believe image description is a basic requirement of making documents accessible. Without alternate text or image descriptions people with disabilities would not have the same access to images as you and me. In a blog post by my colleague Leander Rodrigues, he […]

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Digital Publishing – Accessibility Issues in DRM

Accessibility issues with DRM are not new but the issue becomes more noticeable when publishers start using DRM on eBooks. People who are blind or visually impaired will not be able to read an eBook if it has a DRM protection. There is no workaround for them as they depend on screen readers that need […]

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Accessible Publishing – Ensuring Equal Access to Content

Accessible Publishing ensures equal access to books, teaching material and curriculums for people with disabilities. Publishers providing books in accessible format, have the business opportunity of servicing the needs of this target audience. What is Accessible Publishing? Accessible publishing is an approach to publishing books that is designed to provide books and other texts in […]

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Accessible PDF

What is a tagged PDF?

A tagged PDF file contains metadata describing the structure of the documents and the order of the various document elements. A tagged PDF is a PDF that includes accessible markups the backend provides, but it is a logical structure that manages the reading order and the presentation of document content. Even small errors in the logical […]

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Why choose a PDF remediation service rather than invest in a software?

    Whether you are financial institution, healthcare industry, educational institution, government organization or any other business providing an accessible website, you should also be mindful of the PDF documents you attach to your website. The PDF documents must be accessible and must meet Section 508, WCAG 2.0 and other accessibility standards. Accessible documents allow […]

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Need for Accessible Learning Material

Every person has equal right to education and this includes people with various disabilities. Its often a myth that students with disability may not be as capable as their non – disabled peers. An accessible educational environment with certain accommodations and considerations can ensure an inclusive and better learning experience for students with disabilities. One […]

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Section 508 Compliance – Checklist for PDF

PDF is one of the most widely used formats for digitizing print material. Scanned or untagged PDFs are not accessible to people with print disabilities thus preventing them get access to information. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states that electronic and information technology must be accessible to users with disabilities, including: Blindness, […]