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NewFormat make PDF information permanently
accessible, searchable, readable and reusable
for the future and for as many people as possible.

We create accessible PDF in compliance with the ISO Standard PDF/UA.

Our solutions are based on
recognized ISO Standards based on PDF technology
and tested, reliable, and highly accessible software solutions from
the PDF Association vendor community.

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Accessible PDF

Accessible PDF
Requires Full Compliance with the ISO Standard PDF/UA

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    The ISO Standard 14289 for universally accessible PDF (also known as PDF/UA),
    defines the technical requirements that must be considered when a
    PDF document must be universally accessible for everyone;
    with or without disabilities.

    (See also our solutions and services for Accessible Web (W3C/WCAG 2.1).)

    Why conformance with PDF/UA is relevant and of importance

    Barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to a document or website
    by people with disabilities can be considered discrimination.

    Legal requirements for accessibility to digital information for everyone in the society
    (e.g. the EU Web Accessibility Directive, the Swedish Act on Access to
    Digital Public Services, the Swedish Discrimination Act, the German BGG, BITV and
    EU mandate 376) ensures that all users, regardless of functional ability, have equal
    access to information and functionality on the web and in PDF documents.

    Successful e-government presupposes that all digital government information
    is accessible for all citizens - the success is dependent on "Accessible PDF".

    Accessible PDF files are fundamental for barrier-free access to digital information
    from eGovernments/public administrations and enterprises serving the public sector.

    Documents, especially PDF files, can be a significant liability
    even if you have fixed the HTML content.
    Avoid litigation risks by ensuring that all PDF documents on your
    web are accessible for everyone; with or without disabilities.

    PDF documents complying with the ISO Standard 14289 (PDF/UA) or "Accessible PDF"
    are universally accessible for everyone.

    Who should care?

    PDF/UA is of interest to all entities, in public sector and elsewhere,
    concerned with conformance to regulations requiring access for everyone
    to documents based on PDF technology

    Also entities serving the public sector, like media service providers,
    advertising/communication agencies, banks, insurances agencies,
    and representatives of associations and institutions as well as students and
    lecturers at colleges and universities increasingly consider it their duty to
    have their written materials available as accessible documents.

    Are you confident your organization uses the right tools and services
    to guarantee your PDF files are compliant with the PDF/UA Standard?

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    Do you need help to create accessible PDF in compliance with PDF/UA?

    Following the standards is the only way to reduce your liability and
    provide the most accessible versions of your PDF documents.

    The easiest way to determine if your PDF documents are 100% compliant
    is to ask for a PDF document accessibility audit that proves
    compliance to the standard you have requested.

    NewFormat help businesses to locate, map and analyze existing
    document resources as input for decision on needed actions to achieve
    full accessibility compliance.

    We provide tools and services to create accessible PDF;
    either on your own ("do-it-yourself") or as a service "Accessible PDF as a Service".

    Our services can regularly scan and crawl websites, internal networks,
    file systems, folders, files,... to locate existing document issues and
    compile an issue-report based on the findings.
    The report indicates the accessibility status of the PDF documents over time;
    including measures needed to remediate PDF documents for full PDF/UA compliance.

    Accessibility Report

    According to the EU Directive shall a public entity on it's website provide an
    accessibility report on the accessibility of its websites including PDF documents.

    The report must include, among other things, a statement of contents on
    the site that is inaccessible and a link to comment on deficiencies.

    The accessibility report must be published at the latest when
    the site requirements must be met.

    Sample audit scan of your PDF documents for free!

    NewFormat is happy to carry out an initial sample test/audit scan
    of your document resources at no cost to you!

    We also offer subscription services where we scan your domain(s) according to
    some desired regularity; e.g. once a year, every quarter, every week,..

    The generated analysis report is of indispensable value as a basis for
    the entity's continuous accessibility work and accessibility reports.

    NewFormat is here to help your business to provide Accessible PDF:

    Contact NewFormat for a free sample test/audit scan for Accessible PDF

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Recommended Reading on PDF/UA
The ISO Standard for Accessible PDF Documents and Forms

PDF/UA in a Nutshell - Front Cover - Picture     PDF/UA Flyer Front Cover - Picture

(For download of these guides, click on the pictures above)

More Information and Resources

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    Today complex digital ecosystems are used to store enterprise information;
    like large volumes of digital documents and digital information defining
    how websites (with HTML/CSS/JavaScript pages, images, videos) and
    webb content are exposed towards visitors.

    Those documents are usually delivered as PDFs;
    think of all the forms, legal documents, white papers and
    other digital documents that your employees, customers and
    site visitors view every day from your website.

    Websites hosting inaccessible documents can be a significant
    liability risk even if you have fixed the websites's HTML content.

    Please be aware, the W3C/WCAG 2.1 recommendation for accessible web does not itself
    guarantee that a PDF document exposed on the website is an "Accessible PDF".
    Instead, accessible PDF requires full compliance with the ISO Standard PDF/UA.

    Avoid litigation risks by ensuring that also all PDF documents on your
    website are accessible for everyone; with or without disabilities.

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For more information contact NewFormat

NewFormat AB

Smörblommegränd 14, SE-165 72 Hässelby (Stockholm), Sweden
tel:+46 (0)70 631 53 01

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