CommonLook PDF Validator

Complete Tool for Testing Document Accessibility

PDF Validator combines CommonLooks’s proven PDF technology and feature set into the perfect tool for testing documents against the leading accessibility standards.

Fast PDF Verification – Assured!

Unlike other PDF verification products, PDF Validator provides users with a certification report for each tested document.
Communications and compliance specialists can rest assured that their PDFs are compliant with accessibility standards. With other verification products, it’s not uncommon that documents will pass the tests, but still not be accessible and compliant.

  • Verify document compliance automatically

  • Only PDF checker that tests against Section 508, WCAG 2.0 AA, PDF/UA, and HHS standards

  • Customize checkpoints to each standard, to meet organization’s accessibility needs

CommonLook PDF Validator
  • They are great. No complaints. They are easy people with whom to work.

    Tamara Sawyer, Accessibility Coordinator Minnesota Management and Budget
CommonLook PDF Validator

Complete Toolset for PDF Remediation

CommonLook PDF GlobalAccess provides an all-in-one environment to test, remediate and verify documents. Recognized in the W3C’s PDF Techniques for WCAG 2.0, PDF GlobalAccess is loaded with powerful tools to accelerate the remediation process. It provides faster and more efficient results, than Adobe Acrobat.

  • Convenient plug-in for Adobe Acrobat

  • Scale up document remediation capacity, while maintaining quality and accuracy

  • Automatically detects and repairs a variety of common PDF problems

  • Dramatically reduces the time required to correct existing PDF documents

  • Proven tools for working with tags, tables, lists and more

Like Having an In-house Compliance Expert

As organizations strive to make their website and document content compliant with the accessibility standards, they face gaps in their
in-house knowledge and resources. PDF GlobalAccess does not require that compliance, communications, and IT users have prior knowledge of accessibility software or compliance standards.

  • Reduces compliance costs by cutting the frequency and expense of document repairs

  • Builds internal capability to address rising demand for accessible PDFs

  • Guides users through each document’s accessibility checkpoints

  • Access CommonLook training to raise document remediation skills

CommonLook PDF Validator


  • Provides validation against the Section 508, WCAG 2.0, PDF/UA 1.0, and HHS standards

  • Supports structural validation based on ISO 32000-1:2008.

  • Supports documents with multi-page structures, and structures that moves between pages

  • Powerful, time-saving tools for working with tags, tables, lists, and tables of content

  • Verification and correction of tagging order and semantics in a dedicated, auditable workflow

  • Alerts users to correct structuring of tables, lists, and tables of contents.

  • Output PDF files are verified by the software or the operator, as appropriate to each checkpoint

  • Generates a checkpoint-by-checkpoint, element-by-element report, accepted by HHS and others

  • Extensive reporting including the Matterhorn Protocol

  • Support for automatic bookmark-generation (based on heading levels)

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