Crawford Technologies Launches AccessibilityNow.com for Making Accessible PDFs

The new site uses Crawford Technologies’ Auto Tagger for Accessibility to convert files to be readable by blind, partially sighted and cognitively impaired individuals, ensuring compliance.

(Image source: AccessibilityNow.com screenshot.)

Crawford Technologies, a Toronto-based provider of document solutions has announced the launch of AccessibilityNow.com, an e-commerce site designed to enable quick and cost-effective conversion of PDFs into accessible documents, i.e., those readable by blind, partially sighted and cognitively impaired individuals. The site offers fast turnaround times and the lowest cost options available in the market so that organizations can quickly convert their documents to be compliant with accessibility regulations at minimal cost, the vendor claims.

Ernie Crawford, President and CEO, Crawford Technologies.

Prior to AccessibilityNow.com, high cost and lengthy turnaround times were constraints in ensuring blind, partially sighted and cognitively impaired individuals had access to documents that met their needs. AccessibilityNow.com makes it possible for users to easily upload PDF files, immediately receive a price quote, and quickly get their files back in the new format, according to a vendor statement.  AccessibilityNow.com uses Crawford Technologies’ software program, Auto Tagger for Accessibility, to simplify the process of converting PDF files into compliant Accessible PDFs (PDF/UA and WCAG).

Meets Guidelines of the U.S. ADA and Ontario’s AODA

AccessibilityNow.com offers the ability for converted documents to be tested and certified to meet the standards and guidelines specified in the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), WCAG 2.0, Section 508, Section 255, Section 504, EN 301 549, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and other global regulations, Crawford Technologies reports.

“With the ability to tag hundreds of pages per second, AccessibilityNow.com is the most rapid and economical way to remediate traditional PDF files into Accessible PDFs,” comments Ernie Crawford, president and CEO, Crawford Technologies. “We believe that accessibility shouldn’t be expensive or difficult. We are proud to be leaders in making accessible documents available to everyone.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For over a decade he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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