PDF documents make up a significant proportion of all documents stored on a publicly accessible website or database. If these PDFs are not accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities, then not everyone can access, read or use the information contained in these documents.
This is not only an example of discrimination against people with disabilities, but also makes the organization liable for accessibility-related lawsuits. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all PDF documents hosted on your digital offerings, such as websites, apps, online portals, etc. are accessible to everyone.
But if your website contains inaccessible PDFs, you can still convert them into accessible PDFs by remediating them with digital accessibility in mind.
Upcoming webinar on PDF Tagging
We are going to host a webinar on PDF accessibility next week! In this webinar, we’ll go into the details of tagging PDF documents on your website. We’ll co-host this webinar with our accessibility partner – Monsido – a SaaS company focused on web governance and accessibility compliance.
Title of the webinar: A Deep Dive into PDF Accessibility: Finding a Successful Tagging Approach
- Intro to PDF tagging: why is it necessary?
- A deeper dive into tagging
- A hybrid approach: Combining in-house work and external remediation
- Demo: How to order external remediation in Monsido
Date and Time: April 28, 2021 at 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
- Paul Rayius, Vice President of Training (CommonLook)
- Sterling Rose, Senior Account Specialist (Monsido)