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2021 software and training promos

New Offers on Software and Training Includes two bundles for CommonLook PDF and CommonLook Office

Four new software + training bundles! As part of our ongoing COVID-19 response, we have a limited time offer that ends March 30, 2021. If you buy today, you will receive the following value add-ons and discounts with your purchase of CommonLook Office and CommonLook…
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Does WCAG apply to PDFs? Landscape of PDF documents and WCAG

Yes, WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) applies to PDF documents. These guidelines help ensure that PDFs are accessible to everyone, including people with difficulties.  PDF – Portable Document Format – is one of the most prevalent digital document formats and…
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Happy New Year from CommonLook Some Good Things That Happened in the CommonLook World in 2020

Today is the last day of 2020. Make no mistake, 2020 brought countless challenges and CommonLook was no exception. Fortunately, we are agile and pivoted as quickly and gracefully as we could to fulfill our mission. Here are the eight…
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Are PDFs Accessible? An overview of digital accessibility of PDF documents

Yes, PDFs can be accessible, if they are created that way. But not all PDFs are created the same – some may be digitally accessible while some may not.  PDF – Portable Document Format – is one of the most…
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CommonLook’s Most Popular White Papers A sneak peek into our best white papers

As we enter the holiday season of this unprecedented year, we would like to extend our best wishes to our clients and partners. 2020 demonstrated that digital accessibility has never been more critical or relevant. With a significant portion of…
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Digital Accessibility Webinars with the Bureau of Internet Accessibility Free Accessibility Webinars for December 2020

  Our ongoing education series with the Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BoIA) is getting a great response as we continue to delve deeper into digital accessibility through our jointly-hosted webinars. This webinar series includes two tracts and discusses topics we…
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Can Screen Readers Read PDFs? Screen Readers and Accessibility of PDF Documents

Yes, screen readers can read PDFs if the PDFs are accessible, or in other words, they can be accessed by everyone, including people with disabilities. PDF (Portable Document Format) is one of the most prevalent formats for digital documents. In…
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Introducing CommonLook’s Enterprise Team and our Automation Offerings CommonLook 4C and Generation of Accessible PDFs in an Enterprise Environment

Exciting things are happening at CommonLook this year and going into 2021. The technology to generate accessible PDF files continues to advance. New product offerings will be announced in the coming months. As part of this announcement, CommonLook has organized…
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Digital Accessibility Webinars with the Bureau of Internet Accessibility – Now Underway! Free webinars for November and December 2020

  CommonLook has teamed up with The Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BoIA) to provide 12 free webinars on website and document accessibility. The Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BoIA) has been helping eliminate the digital divide for people with disabilities since…
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How to Make a PDF Accessible A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners: FREE White Paper

There are two ways to make a PDF accessible: remediating it yourself using accessibility tools like CommonLook PDF or have it remediated by professionals. Making a PDF accessible is an elaborate process; this is why we have created a comprehensive,…