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From: Thompson, Rachel
Date: Oct 20, 2017 10:04PM


To take this thread in a different direction, we have a backlog of PDF files that we want to have made accessible. We are addressing current docs and educating the folks who make them, but My thought is that the older files would be best addressed en masse and outsourced.

Have you followed this approach and, if so, could you share how it has gone and what you did?

Thanks and hope you have a good weekend,
Rachel

Dr. Rachel S. Thompson
Director, Emerging Technology and Accessibility
Office of Information Technology
University of Alabama

> On Oct 20, 2017, at 10:45 PM, "Denis Boudreau" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
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> Hi Sean, first I hear about Equidox, thanks for bringing it up. In your experience, how good is it at turning an inaccessible PDF into one we would consider accessible, or at least WCAG 2.0 AA compliant? If you ran a PDF made accessible with Equidox, would it pass the Acrobat accessibility checker, or PAC2?
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> Denis Boudreau,
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> /Denis
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> Denis Boudreau,
> Accessibility, user experience & inclusive design
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>> On 2017-10-20 10:36:12 PM, Sean Keegan < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> What is/are everyone's favorite tool(s) for making PDFs
>> accessible and why?
>
> In addition to the other tools listed, have you tried Equidox? It is a
> software-as-a-service option that allows you to import PDF documents, make
> changes for accessibility, and then export as a tagged PDF version.
>
> We are supporting this option to colleges who are looking for a PDF
> remediation solution and are not able to or do not wish to use Adobe
> Acrobat.
>
> Take care,
> Sean
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