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Kent Åberg, Founder & Managing Director

Welcome to NewFormat!

    Standards make the world work

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

    For all businesses that appreciate Open Standards for Business Benefits.

    Open standards ensures that your digital information is available and
    accessible in the future for as many as possible when today's
    IT technology, IT products and IT vendors are no longer.

Open Standards ensures that your information is available and accessible in the future for as many as possible, when today's IT technology, IT products and IT vendors are no longer - Picture

Open standards ensures your digital data and information will live on forever

    NewFormat provides applications and services for document management,
    accessible web and accessible PDF, digital print, prepress, publishing,
    e-archiving, workflow automation, packaging design and construction,
    and eye tracking.

    Our industry-leading plugins enhance and improve the basic functionality
    in your favorite layout, design and illustration software tools such as
    Adobe® InDesign®, Adobe® Illustrator®, Adobe® InCopy® and QuarkXPress®
    - for more efficient, standardized and time-saving production workflows.

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Accessible PDF

    Strict requirements for accessible digital documents

    The Swedish Act on Access to Digital Public Services requires
    all digital documents published on the authorities' web pages
    must be accessible for everyone.

    A digital or electronic media is accessible for everyone when it is
    easily opened, read, understood and can be navigated by everyone,
    with or without disabilities.

This is Accessible PDF - PDF/UA

A fully PDF/UA compliant PDF can be just as
accessible as a WCAG compliant website

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    The aim of a barrier-free PDF document is to ensure that all users,
    regardless of their personal restrictions,
    have equal access to the content without the help of others.

    Barrier-free access and accessible PDF content is all about
    universal design; i.e. accessibility through design.

    Files based on PDF technology must comply with PDF/UA,
    the ISO Standard 14289-1 for
    "universally accessible PDF documents and PDF forms".

    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are the recognized
    international guidelines for accessible websites.

    Digital documents provided for download from
    government websites are also covered by
    the WCAG recommendations.

    However, WCAG's recommendations alone are not sufficient
    to create a universally accessible PDF document.

    Accessible PDF documents also require,
    in addition to complying with WCAG recommendations,
    compliance with the ISO Standard PDF/UA.

    WCAG and PDF/UA complement each other.
    PDF/UA is a required complement, not an alternative, to WCAG:

    • WCAG only recommends that all information
      on a website must be accessible for everyone.

    • PDF/UA specifies HOW to technically create an accessible PDF;  
      how semantic content such as text content, images,
      form fields, comments, bookmarks and metadata,
      may be used in PDF/UA compliant documents.

    It is both syntactic and semantic requirements that
    must be met by an accessable PDF.

    Only then can assistive technologies, such as screen readers,
    read the content of PDF documents correctly.

    Thus, it is not assistive technologies, nor popular software tools such as
    MS Office, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Google Docs, Apple iWork,...
    or screen readers like JAWS, NVDA, MS Narrator, Apple VoiceOver,...
    that define what is an accessible PDF.

    A PDF document is defined as "accessible PDF" only when it
    meets the ISO Standard PDF/UA-1 with guidelines and
    applicable parts of WCAG 2.1 AA recommendations.

    A fully PDF/UA compliant PDF can be just as
    accessible as a WCAG compliant website.

This is how you create Accessible PDF according to PDF/UA!

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    We are happy to help you create accessible PDF on your own.

    Should you instead prefer,
    we can deliver accessible PDF as a service to your business;
    from single documents to many thousands of accessible PDFs,
    from simple documents to comprehensive and complex
    annual reports/publications/magazines.

    We also provide PDF accessibility solutions for B2B/B2C
    environments where high-volumes of accessible PDF documents
    (like invoices, bills, statements, insurance letters, bookings,...)
    have to be generated by internal business systems.


    NewFormat is happy to help you with accessible PDF according to PDF/UA.

    We provide:

    • software tools you need to create accessible PDFs yourself

    • audit mapping of document resources on your websites/domains

    • accessible PDF as a service on your assignment

Indispensable software tools to
successfully create accessible PDF according to PDF/UA!

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PDF Accessibility Checker 2021

Free PDF Accessibility Checker

Checks your PDF files for compliance with PDF/UA-1 and WCAG 2.1

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axaio MadeToTag for Adobe InDesign

Plugin to Adobe InDesign

Creates easier and faster accessible PDF documents,
according to the ISO Standard PDF/UA,
directly from within Adobe InDesign

No need for revision / post-processing in Adobe Acrobat!

Saves simultaneously also in PDF/A-2a format for
long-term archiving of accessible PDF documents

Indispensable tool for comprehensive and complex documents
such as annual reports, stock exchange prospectus, ...

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axesWord for MS Word

Converts MS Word documents to accessible PDF,
according to the ISO Standard PDF/UA,
with 1 click only!

Saves simultaneously also in PDF/A-2a format for
long-term archiving of accessible PDF documents

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Finds and fixes PDF accessibility issues easily
in a few clicks to comply with PDF/UA!

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CommonLook PDF Validator

Free PDF Accessibility Checker Plug-in to Adobe Acrobat

Checks your PDF files for compliance with PDF/UA-1 and WCAG 2.1

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CommonLook PDF

Plugin to Adobe Acrobat Professional and Standard which simplifies
the remediation of PDF files so that they’re accessible for everyone

Standards make the world work

Open Standards
Open Document Formats

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Open Standards and ISO Standards

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Portable Document Format (PDF)

makes digital information accessible for everyone

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application software tool for your need?

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to use and benefit from?

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