Crawford Technologies Releases New 'Accessible PDF/UA' White Paper

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New white paper examines key areas organizations need to understand before implementing PDF/UAs to serve visually-impaired customers

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We developed this white paper to address a need in the market for more information on Accessible PDF as organizations are putting their accessibility strategies in place.

Crawford Technologies is proud to announce the release of a new PDF/UA white paper, the first of its kind to outline key areas organizations need to look at before implementing PDF/UA technology to serve transaction documents to visually-impaired customers. PDF/UA is the new universally-accepted standard for accessible PDF, defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

"We developed this white paper to address a need in the market for more information on Accessible PDF as organizations are putting their accessibility strategies in place," said Ernie Crawford, President of Crawford Technologies. "Market leaders in many segments have implemented an Accessible PDF solution, and other organizations are in need of this information so they can follow suit, and this white paper addresses many of their questions."

The white paper is meant for technical and non-technical audiences alike. It covers a wide range of topics such as accessibility legislation, accessibility standards, accessible document creation methods and best practices. The white paper also features a comparison of processing speed and storage space of accessible and normal PDF.

To read CrawfordTech's PDF/UA white paper, go to: http://www.crawfordtech.com/pdf-ua-white-paper

In April of 2013, Crawford Technologies launched the world’s first software able to automatically convert files into Accessible PDF/UA. The solution allows organizations across the globe to more easily communicate with their visually-impaired customers.

“We are extremely proud to be on the cutting edge of technology and the first vendor to offer a unique software solutions to organizations across the globe,” added Crawford.

About Crawford Technologies

Crawford Technologies is an award-winning, worldwide leader in print-stream transformation, document re-engineering, workflow, document accessibility and archiving software solutions. For nearly 20 years, Crawford Technologies has continued to grow and expand their solution offerings in the Enterprise Output Management (EOM), Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Document Accessibility markets.

Since 1995, Crawford Technologies’ award-winning solutions have helped over 1,800 companies around the world reduce costs associated with multi-channel customer communications’ by delivering bills, statements and other mission-critical transactional communications to their customers in the format preferred by each customer. This includes print formats for laser and inkjet printers, online formats like PDF, HTML and XML and alternate format documents in Braille, Large Print, PDF/UA, Audio and E-text for visually impaired and print-disabled customers.

With CrawfordTech’s range of unique software products and services, our clients simplify, automate and extend document delivery cost effectively - irrespective of current, legacy or future standards in infrastructure or document output. These clients, including four of the top five US banks, four of the top five US insurance companies and four of the world’s top five car manufacturers, are realizing high-value results as costs associated with document processes are minimized through automation, new opportunities for savings across critical communications are realized and they react quickly to changes in regulations, policies, business requirements and technical infrastructure.

CrawfordTech’s quality software, expert support and transactional document business knowledge help clients to meet operational, service, marketing, legal and compliance requirements and automate the delivery of billions of communications to their customers annually. Simply put, companies look to Crawford Technologies for a platform-independent approach, leading system performance and superior output fidelity. Please visit http://www.crawfordtech.com to find out more about CrawfordTech’s clients, people, partners and solutions.

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North America Tel: +1-416-923-0080
UK Tel: +44 (0)20 3289 4724
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http://www.crawfordtech.com

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