The label that certifies the accessibility of PDFs for blind people

by Beatrice Credi - 2017.08.01
The label that certifies the accessibility of PDFs for blind people
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The French Federation of Blind and Visually Impaired has just launched its first label for document accessibility on the Web. In June 2016, a study revealed that 90% of blind and visually impaired PC users had difficulty opening a file. That is why digital accessibility standards must be extended from websites to all online material. The first step in this kind of certification is validating PDF documents. It will then extend to other formats, such as those used for digital books and the Office package. The trademark procedure is based on an automatic and manual test to finally get approved by blind users. For the Federation, "the main concern is to ensure that these people have access to information just like any other."

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