Aussie Translations possesses deep expertise in inclusive design and document remediation. Whether you require WCAG 2.0 compliant PDF files or other MS Office files, we can help. We offer these services either in conjunction with our translation services or as standalone services. Amongst our clients are Commonwealth, state, and local government agencies as well as not-for-profit organisations and corporations.
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WCAG 2.0 Compliance
You may already have a resource such as a brochure, information sheet, or manual that you can export into a PDF file. That file might be in English or another language. The next step to achieving a WCAG 2.0 compliant file is to create a tagged PDF, a daunting process for any graphic designer and communication specialist! Ensuring full compliance is a very specialist field – one that we have deep knowledge and expertise in. Outsourcing your document remediation makes financial and technical sense, frees up your internal resources, and ensures a quality outcome for your clients and stakeholders.
Resolving your WCAG compliance issue is easy and follows a simple four-step process that leaves you with very little to do on your own:
WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) is a technical standard developed under the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative. Its objective is to make content more accessible, primarily for people with disabilities – but also for devices with limited display options, such as mobile phones or tablets. The goal is to make sure that important information is available to everyone, everywhere.
While there are ethical and commercial reasons for businesses to make their content accessible, there are also legal reasons in many countries, especially for government agencies. For example, under the Disability Discrimination Act, 1992, Australian Government agencies must provide information and services in a non-discriminatory accessible manner. Similar regulations exist in the United States, Canada, the UK, and the European Union, and we have clients in all these legislations.
Creating a tagged PDF is a process whereby all the content is augmented in one way or another so that someone who is visually impaired can still access it. A broad range of techniques is used, including the following:
These users depend on certain elements of accessible PDFs such as voice synthesis tools, or font enlargements
These users cannot see ay all and typically use screen readers and Braille displays
Ensuring that your PDF files are WCAG 2.0 compliant is important, whether you’re a commercial enterprise or a government authority. As a business, accessible content opens up your business to the estimated 20% of all Internet users who have some form of visual impairment. As a public entity, accessibility is a legal requirement. And for everyone who publishes content online, it is an ethical requirement anyway to make sure that people of all abilities can have equal access.
We at Aussie Translations are proud to help make the Web more accessible through our accessibility services, one tagged PDF at a time. For a proposal, contact us today.