PDF Accessibility: Problem Solved


Ensure your PDFs are accessible and in compliance with the latest ADA and Section 508 regulations.

Our tools and services make it easy.

PDF Accessibility Software

CommonLook PDF Validator

Free PDF Accessibility Checker

Test and validate documents against the leading accessibility standards

 Provides users with a certification report for each tested document

CommonLook Clarity

Management of standards-compliant PDF files on websites, intranets and internal networks

Produces detailed status reports at the document, page and object level for individual checkpoint items

CommonLook PDF

Accessibility plug-in for Adobe Acrobat

Drastically reduce the time to evaluate and repair PDF documents

Supports a variety of authoritative accessibility standards: PDF/UA, WCAG 2.0 AA, Section 508 and HHS

CommonLook Office

Create accessible PDFs from Word and PowerPoint

Provide vital accessibility information before generating PDF file

Accessible table formatting for complex tables

CommonLook Dynamic

Generate accessible PDF files from high volume print streams

Ideal for “PDF On the Fly” applications

Flexibility and customization based on programmable business rules


Available for CommonLook products from introductory to advanced level courses. You can even become certified in the use of CommonLook applications.

What you can learn:

  • How to meet the latest electronic document accessibility requirements and standards.
  • Workflows for generating accessible content from popular authoring tools and to ensure existing content is compliant.
  • Evaluate and repair PDF documents and forms with CommonLook PDF.

How CommonLook’s expertise helped Google with PDF accessibility

Two years ago, Google reached out to CommonLook because of our expertise in PDF accessibility.

We are thrilled to report that after significant progress, Google is rolling out a feature that builds PDF accessibility into Chrome.

100 percent guaranteed compliant seal

Achieving PDF Compliance Doesn't Have to be Hard

  • CommonLook’s professional services provide The CommonLook Report, an iron-clad guarantee of compliance with Section 508, WCAG 2.0, PDF/UA or HHS standards.
  • We deliver comprehensive, fully documented results.
  • CommonLook’s Chief Technical Officer contributes to the authoring of the PDF/UA standard-generally regarded as the gold standard of PDF accessibility, as it relates to various issues, including tables and other complex objects.

CommonLook Office eliminates any excuses of time, deadlines, or complexity that have been used for not creating accessible PDFs up to now.

Peter Abrahams

Practice Leader – Accessibility and Usability

CommonLook PDF is truly an asset

Ellen Waldron
Food and Drug Administration

When we started our journey to make PDFs more accessible, we reached out to the experts – CommonLook... We made use of CommonLook's PDF Validator and consulted with them to ensure we were focusing our efforts on the areas that would have the biggest impact.

Dominic Mazzoni

Technical Lead, Google Chrome Accessibility

I am totally blown away by the functions and features.

Natalie C. Yarbrough 

Regulatory and Web Compliance Specialist, Communications
Peoples Health

By building this into Chrome, we’re hoping some organizations that already use HTML as part of their document workflow might be able to take advantage of this new functionality and generate compliant PDFs more easily.

Dominic Mazzoni

Technical Lead, Google Chrome Accessibility

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Fast and Flexible PDF Remediation

You can rely on CommonLook® to achieve Section 508, WCAG 2.0, PDF/UA, or HHS compliance with PDF and document accessibility standards.

Why CommonLook for Remediation?

  • Superior tools, excellent value.
  • Address every aspect of PDF content handling.
  • Accurate results based on thorough analysis of PDF structure.
  • Rapid turn-around time with a guaranteed price quote.

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