KanHan PDF Rectification Service: Ensure Your Online Documents Conform To Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0)

(Hong Kong, 31 Oct 2012)

Nowadays, websites play a vital role in delivering information, services and projecting positive corporate image to the public and their customers. However, barriers in some websites make their contents inaccessible to some segments of the community, particularly the persons with disabilities. The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has developed a set of accessibility requirements and best practices for the design of a website in 2011 and a subsequent revision on March 2012 according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Version 2.0 Level AA accessibility requirements promulgated by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

As stated in the "Web Accessibility Handbook" published by Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), The Portable Document Format (PDF) files on the website are one of the top concerns and are required to be accessible to assistive technologies such as screen readers.

Reference: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20-TECHS/pdf.html

However, to make sure the PDF files are fully conforming to the WCAG guidelines, it often requires content providers or webmasters to go through a vigorous and tedious process of accessibility checking and rectification of each page in the files. Many established websites contain over hundred and even thousands of PDF file originated from printed documents. Unlike HTML webpages, PDF files are usually produced by publishing specialists while the rectification for WCAG conformance is more of IT works in nature. The lack of WCAG concepts and rectification skills for the publishing specialists thus make PDF rectification a major burden to the webmasters.

KanHan PDF Rectification Service

With wealth of experience in conducting the Web Accessibility Gap Analysis and Rectification Service to government departments and being the technology localization developer of the global leader on screen reader for the blind - Chinese JAWS, KanHan Technologies Limited (KanHan) provides PDF Rectification Service to assist businesses, organizations to determine how compliant of their online PDF files to the OGCIO practical guides and WCAG 2.0 guidelines.

The service package includes:

  • Use of PDF scanning tool, visual review and fail case testing based on WCAG 2.0 guidelines.
  • Provide detail analysis report containing evaluation on success criterion results, summary and recommended actions.
  • Re-organize PDF content to the conformance with WCAG 2.0 Level AA standard.

With the help of this service, businesses and organizations can meet the WCAG standard and establish a caring image by providing accessible documents to different segments of the community.

For more information, please contact KanHan Technologies Limited for demonstration.

Ref: Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) - Web Accessibility Handbook http://www.ogcio.gov.hk/en/community/web_accessibility/handbook/doc/Web_Accessibility_Handbook.pdf