A Strategic Approach to Document Accessibility: Integrating PDF/UA into Your Electronic Content

  • Adam Spencer
  • Karen McCall
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8547)


Many countries, provinces and states have legislation mandating the accessibility of documents and formatted content. There are now existing and emerging standards for specific content formats such as PDF. The question remains as to why there are so many recently produced inaccessible documents if we have tools, legislation and standards clearly mandating accessible documents.


PDF/UA AODA Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Information Communication Technology ICT Procurement Training Standard Organizational Policy 


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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Spencer
    • 1
  • Karen McCall
    • 2
  1. 1.Accessibil-ITCanada
  2. 2.Karlen CommunicationsCanada

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