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Introducing CommonLook’s Partnership with Solimar Systems Overview of Our Latest Automation Partner

CommonLook is pleased to announce our partnership with Solimar Systems. As an accessibility company, our focus is on providing automation solutions that can improve the delivery of accessible and standards-compliant documents. Our partnership with Solimar Systems brings our automation and…
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What to Do When a Screen Reader Doesn’t Read a Remediated Document Correctly? An Overview of Some Screen Reader Discrepancies

Remediation and document accessibility is a commitment. The process can be challenging to wrap your head around at first, can be frustratingly labor-intensive at times, and sometimes it’s just plain confusing. As remediators, we prioritize and invest time and energy…
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Automated Creation of Accessible Documents Challenges of Remediating Template-Generated Documents and How CommonLook Dynamic Can Help

Outline Manual remediation of repeated, frequent, automated documents. It sucks. Use cases for Dynamic Template-driven Machine-readable data sources Process We help make the templates Introduce Data Source Generation Automated – even with manual checks that CommonLook addresses 100% accessible solution.…
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Happy 10th Global Accessibility Awareness Day An Overview of CommonLook’s Free Digital Accessibility Resources

On May 20 this year, the world will celebrate the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! The CommonLook family joins the rest of the world to celebrate and support the idea of digital inclusion and accessibility for all. Digital Inclusion…
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What is PDF Remediation? An Overview of How PDF Remediation Works

PDF Remediation is the process of fixing accessibility errors that make it difficult or impossible for people with disabilities to read, navigate and interact with PDF files. Those with vision impairment, hearing loss or cognitive disabilities may need special accommodations…
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How Are City Websites Supporting Their Residents? A Detailed Report of Over 700 Cities by CommonLook, Monsido and OpenCities

A city’s residents interact and engage with their local government in many ways, but in a world that is dramatically moving toward a digital-first mindset, a city’s official website becomes the primary touchpoint for its residents. Local websites provide a…
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The Power of Proper Training on Your Accessibility Workflow 4 PDF Tagging Hacks You May Not Be Aware Of

As a Senior Accessibility Trainer at CommonLook, I get clients up and running with our accessibility tools and ensure that groups know the resources available to them. Most commonly, this takes the form of teaching wide-ranging training courses, answering unique…
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A Deep Dive into PDF Accessibility: Finding a Successful Tagging Approach Upcoming Webinar with Monsido

PDF documents make up a significant proportion of all documents stored on a publicly accessible website or database. If these PDFs are not accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities, then not everyone can access, read or use the information…
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Solutions for Automating and Testing PDF Accessibility for Volume Documents 4 Examples of How CommonLook Tools Solve Problems Across Sectors

CommonLook is dedicated to making PDF documents digitally accessible to everyone. We have a range of accessibility software tools that help government agencies or private companies and organizations create accessible documents or convert inaccessible documents into accessible ones. As we…
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How to Redesign Your Website for Digital Accessibility Guest Article From Our Friends at Monsido

This guest article is written by: Jillian Als, Marketing Director at Monsido – a SaaS company focused on web governance and accessibility compliance. Jillian Als brings to the table more than a decade of experience in various SaaS platforms, CMS,…