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Document Accessibility for the Print Service Provider Industry

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.

The Next Generation of Archival Standards

Archival standards lie in two distinct areas. First there are the working practices and processes of archiving, which involve using effective classification schemes, subject taxonomies and meta-data indexes to ensure that what we store can also be found. The second area is archival standards, dealing with the media or more accurately the format that is used to preserve content.

Education Needs To Be Accessible

It’s been 20 years since I completed my Master’s degree. Without a doubt, accessibility in the education sector has changed drastically since my student days. Accessible PDF, Accessible HTML and refreshable braille are just some of the technological advances that have revolutionized the way people access information if they are unable to use conventional print. Legal requirements have also changed the landscape for students of all ages. Whatever your role in the education sector, you’re probably aware that document accessibility is a right, not a privilege.