This is the third post in our blog series about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations, which came into full effect 25th May 2018. Last time we looked briefly at the lawful basis for holding personal data, consent and capturing consent through preferences.
If your company is in the document production business as a print service provider or an in-house department and you haven’t migrated to an inkjet printing environment you have probably been thinking about it.
Large print is the most widely requested traditional alternate format. The main reason for this is that blindness is a continuum. Many people who are considered “legally blind” have enough vision to read print if the font size is increased and if other changes are made to the color and layout of the document.
Document accessibility is a very hot topic for many organizations today. Both mainstream and industry press are publishing more articles about the significant fines that high profile companies are paying to settle lawsuits for noncompliance with current accessibility regulations like the ADA, the ACA, the Section 508 ICT refresh, and others. Most organizations are aware of these regulatory mandates to provide documents in accessible formats upon request to their blind, partially sighted, and cognitively disabled customers. However, they struggle to identify and understand the best methods to fulfil these requests. Many companies will look to their print service providers for guidance or to handle accessibility requests from their customers on their behalf.