CommonLook – The PDF Accessibility Expert

CommonLook, a leader in PDF accessibility, provides software and professional services to help organizations achieve compliance with document accessibility standards, including WCAG, PDF/UA, and Section 508. Covering the entire document lifecycle, our products are recognized as the leading solution for PDF compliance.

Global clients are served through offices in Arlington, VA, Ottawa, Canada, and Melbourne, Australia. Customers include government departments and agencies, institutes of higher education, financial and healthcare enterprises, and major corporations.

Corporate Overview

A Vast Depth of Accessibility Experience

The CommonLook executive team has decades of experience in accessibility, and is well versed in compliance standards and regulations. Ferass ElRayes, CommonLook CTO, represented Canada at meetings of ISO TC 171. He guided the introduction of several first-to-market commercial plugins for Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word. He also contributed to the authoring of the PDF/UA standard, including chapters on the processing of complex tables.

As a PDF Association member, CommonLook participated in the PDF/UA Competence Center’s development of implementation guides for ISO 14289 in 2016.

How does CommonLook stand out?

  • Specialized in document accessibility, with expertise for complex projects

  • Full range of document accessibility software, in addition to remediation services

  • Proven processes and technology, refined through hundreds of customer engagements

  • High volume remediation capacity to rapidly transform digital assets, and reach compliance

  • Only CommonLook software and Adobe Acrobat are recognized by W3C for PDF remediation