Vast majority of PDFs that exist and are created daily are not tagged or are not tagged properly and provide just visual representation of the content. This makes the information invisible for screen readers used by visually impaired people or reading software for users with learning disabilities.
Tagged PDF allows an easy navigation and accessible presentation of the content in PDF files reading software for users with learning disabilities.
The European Accessibility Act, EPA Section 508, Canada’s Common Look and Feel standard, Britain’s BS 8878, WCAG 2.0 and other regulations and directives diverge accessibility requirements across the countries. This helps businesses and disabled or old people to access and share the information.
It’s a common practice to re-create the document to make it accessible. Manual tagging process if very time consuming and not cost-efficient. Many times the original document does not exist.
This all is no longer needed to make your documents accessible.
PDFix SDK now enables machine-processed document tagging of existing files suitable for small and high volumes. Auto-tagged PDFs comply with the terms of the PDF/UA-Standard, the international standard for universally accessible PDF.
Businesses benefit from:
- common rules on accessibility
- leading to costs reduction, easier cross-border trading or
- more market opportunities for their accessible products and services.
Disabled and older people will benefit from:
- more accessible products and services in the market
- accessible products and services at more competitive prices
- fewer barriers when accessing education and the open labour market
- more jobs available where accessibility expertise is needed
Add Tags to PDF
Developers can use tagging feature as a part of the PDFix SDK and integrate it into document workflows and various solutions. Command line application or Java/c++/c# interface (http://pdfix.net/download/) provides various ways of integration.