The CommonLook StoryThe Leaders in PDF Accessibility and Innovation for 20 Years

CommonLook is a global leader in electronic document accessibility, providing software products and professional services enabling faster, more cost-efficient, and more reliable processes for achieving compliance with the leading PDF and document accessibility standards, including WCAG, PDF/UA and Section 508.

CommonLook Product Family

CommonLook's product family makes the creation, remediation and management of accessible PDF and Microsoft Office documents easier than ever before and its services ensure best-in-class remediation results as the only provider of a comprehensive Section 508 or WCAG compliance certificate for each remediated document.

As accessibility is an issue of global-scale, CommonLook caters to clientele around the world, maintaining offices in Washington, D.C., Ottawa, Ontario and Melbourne.

Customers include government departments and agencies, institutes of higher education, financial and healthcare enterprises, and leading corporations.


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Experience Counts

The company’s executive team has over 60 years of experience and leadership in the field of accessibility. This experience is evident not only in the advancements in accessibility verification technology achieved in the design and development of the CommonLook brand of software products but in the selection of NetCentric Technologies as a member of the PDF/UA (Universal Access) committee that defines the ISO standard for PDF accessibility.

In addition to its work on standards development directly via ISO, NetCentric is an active member of the PDF Association, participating in the PDF/UA Competence Center’s development of implementation guides for ISO 14289.

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