Up until recently, the software tools available to address accessibility compliance issues in the document space have been limited. Commonlook Office is a new tool from Netcentric in Canada that is gaining widespread use, and enables anyone using Microsoft Office to simply and easily create fully accessible PDF documents (compliant with WCAG2.0 standards).

 

It is an add-in for MS Office 2007(WORD and PowerPoint) and above. It can be used by teachers, lecturers, course designers as well as administrators and support staff. Importantly it doesn’t require any prior knowledge of PDF or accessibility.

 

Once you have created your document you use the Commonlook Office Wizard to guide you through the changes needed to make the document accessible. Accessibility becomes part of the authoring process, empowering everyone to be responsible about accessibility. The process is self-educating, leading to better authoring habits and greatly reduced times to convert to an accessible PDF.

 

CommonLook Office saves the document as a fully tagged and accessible PDF document that can be shared or placed on your website with full confidence that a screen reader user can access all the information it contains.

 

Commonlook Office is available for single users or can be deployed across networks.

 

Trial versions are available for your evaluation. Request a copy by sending an email to info@quantumrlv.com.au

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