January 24, 2018, Toronto, ON – Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, will be speaking and participating at the PDF Association’s PDF Day on January 29 in Washington, D.C. The PDF Association promotes the adoption and implementation of the International Standards of PDF technology through the sharing of knowledge with developers, decision makers and end users. Expert in accessible PDF technology, Crawford Technologies has been a member of the PDF Association since 2007, shortly after the association’s founding.

Dennis Quon, document accessibility solutions development manager at Crawford Technologies, will present the session “Accessible PDF Usability for the Blind and Partially Sighted” on January 29 at 4:15 p.m. His session provides information about accessible PDF as it serves blind, partially sighted and cognitively impaired individuals. The presentation also covers global regulations, which are particularly relevant due to the Section 508 refresh that went into full effect on January 18, 2018. Additionally, Quon will be exploring the usability and navigation of assistive devices and the devices’ ability to use alternate formats.

Crawford Technologies will showcase the following solutions for PDF output:

  • PRO Transform Plus for Accessible PDF automatically converts transactional documents into PDF/UA and WCAG Accessible PDF using rules.
  • PRO Designer for Accessibility is a GUI design tool for creating accessibility tagging and formatting rules for PRO Transform Plus for Accessible PDF.
  • Auto Tagger for Accessibility automates the creation of Accessible PDF from normal PDF files for ad hoc documents.
  • Sunrise provides an automated method for delivering Accessible PDF documents to customers and employees from ECM systems such as IBM® Content Manager OnDemand (CMOD), IBM® FileNet®, OpentText™ Documentum™ and others.

“Crawford Technologies is proud to partner with the PDF Association,” said Ernie Crawford, president and CEO of Crawford Technologies. “We believe in the operational flexibility of the PDF format and we are committed to its continuous improvement. Our active involvement in the PDF Association has enabled us to draw attention to inclusive PDF technologies and to continue to share the importance of the format with our customers.”

For more information about PDF Day, click here.

About Crawford Technologies

Crawford Technologies develops solutions that help enterprises optimize and improve the secure and accessible delivery, storage and presentment of their customer communications. As an award-winning, global provider of products and services with over 1,800 customers on six continents, Crawford Technologies enables some of the world’s largest banks, insurers, healthcare providers, utilities and print services companies to reduce costs, simplify processes and streamline mission-critical communications across all channels and in all formats. For more information visit www.crawfordtech.com or Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.