PDF Accessibility: Problem Solved


We ensure your PDF documents are accessible and in compliance with the latest ADA and Section 508 regulations, plus we can help you become AB-434 compliant.

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 all 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.

Campus 101

An all-encompassing entry-level solution for document accessibility in higher education.

  • Licenses for CommonLook’s industry leading document remediation software, PDF & Office.
  • Access to quality training resources including live webinars, video tutorials and Q & A sessions.
  • Responsive support including free software updates, installation assistance and technical support.
  • Comprehensive accessibility scan of all the top priority documents.
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.

Numbers Don't Lie

Rise in Accessibility Lawsuits
*comparing 2017 to 2018. (Source: Usablenet: Dec 2018)
People with Disabilities
*worldwide (Source: WorldBank.org)
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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

I am totally blown away by the functions and features.

Natalie C. Yarbrough 

Regulatory and Web Compliance Specialist, Communications
Peoples Health

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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.

PDF Accessibility, Simplified.

Get more information about how to do PDF accessibility right.