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PDF Accessibility


WCAG and Section 508 guidelines require PDF documents to be accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. However, the standards by which a PDF document is judged to be WCAG or Section 508 compliant varies greatly between federal agencies and corporations. For example, PDF accessibility guidelines vary significantly between U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Veteran’s Administration (VA). When selecting a PDF accessibility expert to assist with your PDF requirements, it is important to select a firm which has worked with many different federal agencies.

PDF accessibility is far more complicated than simply using the automated accessibility checks built into Adobe, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Our PDF accessibility experts also identify and repair issues stemming from color contrast, properties information, image placing, alternate text, table formatting, heading styles, nesting, bullet points, spacing considerations, hyperlinks, logical reading order, and more! Criterion’s PDF accessibility experts not only ensure your documents are WCAG and Section 508 compliant, but that your PDFs will pass internal testing by your customers!

Since 2001, Criterion has processed over 3 million pages of WCAG and Section 508 compliant PDF documents! We guarantee our customers affordable, fast, and accurate PDF accessibility testing and remediation!


Call (888) 508-3973 to discuss your WCAG and Section 508 compliance requirements today!