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Let’s solve the problem of Accessible Textbooks

One of the main concerns for students with disability at the start of the school year is ensuring that they are provided with accessible learning materials for their coursework.   The solution is often that the student goes to the Disability Support Services team and requests for accessible versions of the textbooks they are prescribed. Ensuring that you have accessible textbooks […]

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Why you need Accessible Marketing Collateral?

Marketing collateral is created to share with your customers different facets of your products, using product guides and brochures. Often these can also be downloaded from your website in the form of PDF, Excel, Word or PPT.  They help in nurturing accessible communication while providing your customers with the relevant information.  But what happens if a […]

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Inclusive Hiring

Accessible Corporate Training Programs should be the Norm – Inclusive Hiring II

Just to put things into perspective, In the United States alone, USD 83 billion was the training expenditure, according to the 2019 Training Industry Report. I’m sure your organization also has a training budget. The question that begs to be asked is, then why are corporate trainings so often inaccessible to employees with disability. Do […]

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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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Inclusive Hiring

5 HR Documents that need to be Accessible to employees with a disability – Inclusive Hiring I

So many organizations worldwide have shown their commitment to disability inclusion. The work by amazing organizations like Disability:IN and The Valuable 500 have surely put inclusion of people with disabilities at the forefront of the conversation.   Employment of people with disabilities is a priority for numerous organizations with C-level executives sponsoring the initiatives. Disability Inclusion has finally received the […]

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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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Accessible PDF Education

As a student with disability, how to navigate an Accessible PDF textbook?

Portable Document Format (PDF) is the preferred format for publishing and distributing digital documents across the globe. This is true for text books as well. Educational institutes, universities, elearning providers, schools and colleges are using PDF as the preferred format for distributing text books to their students. Accessible PDF text books are high on demand […]

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Writing image descriptions for graphs

Having completed my post-graduation and money filling my pocket, one day I remember sitting down and talking about stock markets to my friend who is visually impaired. Thinking about stock markets one would always think, let me research, invest and make more money. Browsing through various websites and trying to understand the graphs and then […]