Enterprise-class document transformation
For more than a decade, OpenText’s industry-leading document transformation solutions have been used by some of the largest companies in the world to transform, re-engineer, and repurpose print streams, images, and documents to address the needs of people with visual impairments. OpenText’s document transformation technology includes manual and automated remediation solutions, OpenText™ Document Accessibility and OpenText™ Automated Output Accessibility. When documents such as PDFs are converted to formats that are accessible to readers with visual impairments, the content must be ‘remediated’ to ensure that all of the relevant information, visually and structurally, is captured and presented in a logical, understandable way.
OpenText Document Accessibility delivers an intuitive interface designed for an organization’s document remediators, making it easy to manually remediate ad hoc PDF documents for readers with low-vision, with automated tagging and a fully featured remediation environment. Users can take advantage of the powerful remediation tools to edit tags on a PDF, apply alternate or actual text, add and change headings, modify tables, and more. The solution enables organizations to easily comply with accessibility standards and regulations.
For companies with high volumes of documents, OpenText Automated Output Accessibility allows organizations to automatically capture and transform high-volume print streams into accessible PDF documents for their customers with visual impairments. The solution is ideal for financial institutions, healthcare providers, utilities, governments, and other organizations that consistently produce high-volume documents such as invoices, monthly banking, credit card or investment statements and present them online. The solution is built on proven technology that can process, extract, transform, repurpose, and personalize high volumes of data and documents to allow organizations to present the content in a way that is accessible and usable for all customers.
Lowering costs to increase accessibility
Several years ago, Braille Works began using OpenText’s output transformation tools to automatically extract key information from its customers’ documents and feed that into an alternative format workflow. Schubert described how the OpenText solution supports the Braille Works process, “We need to ingest, dissect, and parse out PDF documents. When a customer sends a print stream to their standard print vendor, they flag individuals who have requested large print, braille, or audio. They send those documents to us and using OpenText™ Output Transformation software we extract from that document, in a logical fashion, all of the important data that needs to be converted to braille, large print, or audio.” By automating its processes, Braille Works can deliver more costeffective solutions to meet its customers’ document accessibility needs, which translates to improved services for people with visual impairments. Schubert explained, “The OpenText Output Transformation software allows us to be much, much more efficient and create a substantially larger number of documents with the existing staff that we have. If we couldn’t do this on an automated basis, there would not be a cost-effective way to create these documents in braille, large print, and audio.”