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Why accessible design matters

Fear of the unknown Accessible design is one of those terms that the uninitiated seem to fear as an oxymoron. However, we are at a point now where pretending that accessibility in design doesn’t matter is absolutely not viable and risks limiting your potential audience greatly. The two sides of the fence? For many years, […]

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An end user’s experience of inaccessible documents

The call I recently received a direct call from a person with low vision trying to fill in a disability services form through a major federal government department. The website claimed the form was accessible and fillable, when in fact neither of which was the case. We could not even fill the form out on the person’s […]

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How do I know if my document is tagged correctly?

It’s one of the most common questions we are asked on a daily basis. Whether it’s verifying our work or looking at a document online, it can be difficult for those who don’t spend a lot of time with accessibility to know whether something is actually accessible. In the same way that giving an answer […]

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Accessible Design doesn’t need to be boring!

We work with a lot of designers who tell us regularly that any accessible document production automatically takes away their ability to be creative. That is not the case, and something that TaggedPDF have taken on board with their accessible design training sessions. Often when we receive a document to tag, we have to go […]

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A Bold Vision to Make a Difference

Let me introduce you to the Tagged team you will talk with: Belinda (Director) – Accessible design, remediation advice, quoting and project management. Jason (Director) – Technical lead, tagging best practice and team training Alex – Complex alt text, account manager, team leader and quality control. Belinda Vesey-Brown has made a name for herself in […]

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Setting up for accessibility

Those who know about Tagged PDFs often think the process of tagging starts with a completed PDF, but this is not the case. It actually starts with the file being prepared/designed in graphic design programs such as InDesign. The way a file is setup and created can make a massive difference between a successful tag […]

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Seeing True Colors Despite Colorblindness

We were really moved when we saw the reaction of the Father in this video.   The phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words.” runs true to people with normal vision, but those thousand words could be cut in half for people with a vision impairment. We think it sounds much better when we […]

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The Screen Reader End User

This video discusses the importance of Tagged PDF’s, with a perspective directly from people with low vision. This need for greater accessibility and freedom is what drives us here at Tagged PDF to keep on tagging more and more documents and also to spread the word about the importance of tagging documents on websites. These […]

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The TaggedPDF Difference

As accessibility experts we are often asked three key questions: What is a tagged PDF? How is it different to a standard PDF? Why do I need it? Unless you’ve used a screen reader to access a PDF or the internet, you won’t understand the importance of tagging. To answer these key questions and to […]

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