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NetCentric Technologies, the world leader in PDF accessibility and the creator of the CommonLook® software suite, announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at nonprofit organizations with the goal of improving the accessibility of Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) managed by nonprofits.

The Accessibility Nonprofit initiative is designed to offer NetCentric’s high quality PDF remediation services at deeply discounted prices (or for free in some cases) to a selected number of nonprofit organizations.

“At the Glaucoma Research Foundation, we care greatly about ensuring all information we post on our website is accessible to people with low vision or other disabilities. When we heard about the program NetCentric offers to assist non-profit organizations like us with PDF accessibility remediation, we were naturally very interested” Said Andrew Jackson, Director of Communications at the Glaucoma Research Foundation. “NetCentric took our standard PDFs and, using their CommonLook software, gave us back high quality accessible PDF documents within days. I am sure people who read our website and request these documents, especially those with disabilities, greatly appreciate this.” He added.

“Many nonprofit organizations are volunteer-run and don’t have the resources or expertise required to ensure their PDF documents are Section 508 or WCAG 2.0 compliant” said Ferass ElRayes, NetCentric’s Co-CEO “There are many nonprofit organizations out there that have thousands of inaccessible PDF documents on their websites or intranets. This information is sadly not accessible to people with disabilities and we felt we had to do something about it”.

To find out if your nonprofit organization qualifies for a deeply discounted or even free PDF accessibility remediation, please contact NetCentric at Nonprofit Remediation Request Email

About NetCentric

NetCentric Technologies is a leading provider of software products and professional services enabling government agencies and corporations to meet their obligations for electronic document accessibility, including compliance with Section 508 and other accessibility standards.

The company’s CommonLook® product family enables significant time and cost savings throughout the document production cycle from authoring to verification, correction and management of PDF documents and document collections.

NetCentric’s customers include many U.S. and Canadian government departments and leading corporations around the world. The company maintains offices in Washington, DC and Ottawa, Ontario.

In addition to our 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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