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OpenText™ Automated Output Accessibility

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The online and document (e.g. PDF) accessibility needs of those who have limited or no vision is an increasingly prevalent issue today. With over 285 million individuals globally with some form of visual impairment, and with that number expected to double by 2030, governments worldwide, including the US, Canadian and Eurasian governments, have passed legislation demanding online and document accessibility for the public sector, with private sector enforcement not far on the horizon. The OpenText Automated Output Accessibility solution:

  • Automates the generation of WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliant PDF/UA documents for high-volume documents e.g. customer statements, bills, notifications, explanation of benefits, etc.
  • The Large Print Module quickly and cost-effectively transforms and lays out content in large print format for easier access by low-vision readers
  • Enables organizations to achieve regulatory compliance for global accessibility legislation as Section 508, Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and others
  • Enables transforming print streams and PDFs on-the-fly into accessible formats and makes them available on-demand on websites or customer portals
  • Delivers significant cost and time savings compared to traditional manual accessibility processes
  • Improves customer loyalty and retention for a rapidly growing segment of visually impaired individuals
  • Provides an opportunity for governments and organizations to create an inclusionary environment for individuals of all abilities

Automated Output Accessibility easily integrates with your existing enterprise content management (ECM) infrastructure. This technology enables you to:

  • Cost-effectively create and deploy projects through built-in project flow components and seamless integration with existing systems
  • Easily identify the document layout for tagging with a rich graphical user interface using modern heuristic automatic detection algorithms for common page layout features
  • Specify the reading order of content within the document
  • Easily define and manage all alternate text through a graphical design environment for developers and a thin client for marketing and business users
  • Define table navigation structures by identifying elements, including headers, rows, and columns
  • With the Large Print Module, integrate seamlessly with the Automated Output Accessibility solution to automatically provide both large print and accessible PDF/UA versions of content with a single pass of the input or use it on its own to create a large print version in PDF or print stream format
  • Operate in multiple languages with full double-byte character support and field-level language specification
  • Store source documents in PDF or print stream format and transform them only when required to large print or Accessible PDF/UA formats within milliseconds through APIs including SOAP, REST, and Java

Learn More:

 OpenText™ Automated Output Accessibility Solution Overview

 OpenText Automated Output Accessibility - Large Print Module - Solution Overview

 Customer Success Story: Global Bank Achieves Regulatory Compliance with OpenText