Informational icon Clarity Web Edition: The layout of the user interface for Clarity Web Edition is different than the screen shots below but the functionality description is applicable to all Clarity editions, including Clarity Web, unless noted otherwise.

CommonLook Report icon. CommonLook Clarity provides six customizable CommonLook Reports for tested files, that is, files that have undergone a CommonLook Clarity verification process.

Saving and Using Reports

For each report, buttons at the top of the window allow you to save the report to an HTML file and to print the report. You may also display Checkpoint Properties for a savable and printable report detailing the exact Configuration used to process the data achieved.

NOTE: Each report may include specific accessibility metrics. Once set, the selected metrics will be used for all subsequent instances of the same report until different metrics are selected.

Types of Reports

Report buttonsInstitutional Report

Current compliance status (using automated testing) for all Verification Domains.

Document Report

Compliance statistics for an individual PDF document.

Summary Report

Current compliance status (using automated testing) of one Verification Domain.

Discovered PDFs Report

Discovered PDF files within a Verification Domain.

Active Report

Select one or more Verification Domains to list specific documents based on CommonLook Clarity accessibility metrics. Use with CommonLook PDF for efficient manual testing, verification and remediation of PDF documents.

Automated Report

Automated test results for a Verification Domain, including CommonLook Office and/or CommonLook PDF testing.

Detailed File Status Report

Document, page and object-level detail on individual checkpoint failures.


CommonLook Clarity reports are based on data generated by automated testing procedures. The application does not check for appropriateness of tags.

EXAMPLE: PDF creation software may occasionally tag a data table with a <Figure> tag. In such a case CommonLook Clarity requires alt. text because a Figure tag is present, but will not run a Tables check, nor will it Fail the document due to the inappropriate tagging of content.

Use CommonLook Office and/or CommonLook PDF to verify tags are appropriate for the content.

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