Within the framework of the EU, directives have been established with accessibility requirements. The public sector must ensure that people with disabilities, on equal terms with others, have access to, among other things, information and communication.
This also includes many of the documents created by the public sector. There are reading tools available that can automatically read out the content of a document, but this puts some restraints on how the document is constructed. The documents must be designed and formatted according to a set of rules in order for the reading tool to be able to read it correctly. These include fonts and styles; tables are a challenge. Is it necessary for everything in the document to be read out loud? How can you hide parts that shouldn’t be read by the reading tool? Do you want the information in the header and / or footer to be read out or not?
What to do
How do you solve this in the best way? Is the creator of the document responsible for the document being adapted for accessibility? Is it the template designer who must have adequate knowledge of accessibility and create accessibility-adapted document templates? Not necessarily!
Imagine a world where documents are automatically adapted for accessibility; where the document creator does not need to post-process the document; where not even the template designer needs accessibility knowledge - everything happens automatically!
We can help!
With SmartDocuments, you create accessibility-adapted documents quickly, easily and automatically. Create documents that are accessibility-adapted right from the start. No adjustments are required afterwards. The creator of the document does not need any knowledge of accessibility.
When new document templates are created, these are automatically adapted to accessibility by using ready-made building blocks, so-called accessibility blocks. The template designer does not need any knowledge about accessibility, but only needs to reuse these accessibility blocks. When you need to adjust the accessibility of your document templates, you do so in one place and not in all document templates. This can be changed and put in production in less than a minute; no distribution required.
To sum up, SmartDocuments is the solution to ensure that your documents are always 100% accessible; in addition, also done fast, easy and automatically.
Curious? Or still some doubts? Let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org or request a demo!