Crawford Technologies Releases AccessibilityNow Remediate

The vendor pitches the new offering as an easy-to-use document accessibility tagging tool is designed to overcome existing document remediation challenges.

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Crawford Technologies, a Toronto-based provider of document solutions designed to streamline, improve and manage customer communications, has announced the release of AccessibilityNow Remediate, which the vendor describes as a standalone PDF remediation tool that makes it possible for an end-user—without extensive document accessibility knowledge—to easily tag documents for accessibility. AccessibilityNow Remediate solves one of the biggest challenges in the document remediation world with its ability to allow organizations to cost effectively remediate existing non-compliant static documents, reducing turnaround from hours to minutes, according to a Crawford Technologies statement.

Ernie Crawford, President and CEO, Crawford Technologies.

“We have frequently heard from customers that existing remediation tools are not user friendly, take too long to process documents, cost too much and require extensive document accessibility training, especially for tables and lists,” comments Ernie Crawford, president and CEO, Crawford Technologies. “AccessibilityNow Remediate has the ease of use and intuitive tagging that make this possible and allows users to tag complex tables and nested lists quickly and efficiently. We are excited by the capability it brings to the market.”

Crawford Technologies describes key features of AccessibilityNow as follows:

  • Customizable settings to match document structure
  • Runs in a Windows desktop environment
  • Intuitive tagging tool that does not require expert document accessibility knowledge
  • Automatic sensing capability, which detects possible document accessibility elements and makes suggestions to end users
  • Easy-to-use, stand-alone, GUI-driven tool
  • Dramatically simplifies the tagging process for tables and lists
  • Provides a full GUI interface without requiring Adobe Acrobat
  • Generates WCAG and PDF/UA compliant documents
  • Incorporates automation and machine learning

AccessibilityNow Remediate can also provide tag finishing capabilities for Crawford Technologies’ AccessibilityNow Publisher, software that automates the PDF tagging process in an automated fashion under a workflow or robotic process automation (RPA) system or called through an API, the vendor says.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, 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 or (503) 936-2803.

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