Equidox PDF Remediation Tool is Now Available
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A university-wide license for Equidox PDF remediation software is now available for use by faculty, staff, and student workers who are assisting with accessibility projects. PDF remediation is critical to transform inaccessible electronic files into documents that can be used by everyone. Accessibility is required for documents used as class readings, supporting teaching or learning activities, or presenting public information on behalf of the university.
Adobe's portable document format (PDF) is popular for sharing electronic documents, however, making PDFs accessible to everyone is often a time-consuming and challenging process. Equidox helps make PDF remediation easier.
- Automatically tags reading zones such as text, images, and URLs.
- Orders the content automatically in the correct reading sequence, including multi-column formats.
- Configures lists, even nested lists, for screen readers in a few clicks.
- Makes tagging tables fast and accurate.
- Creates text tags using OCR technology, recognizing characters from scanned or imaged PDFs.
When to Use Equidox vs. Adobe Acrobat Pro
- Use Adobe Acrobat for 1-2 page PDFs. For instructions, see the PDF remediation checklist.
- Use Equidox for larger (3+ page) documents, complex documents, or PDF forms.
How to Remediate Scanned Documents
Scanned documents are often used for class readings. Before you can remediate a scanned document, you need to use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software.
- Equidox has OCR capability and may work for your document.
- For poorly scanned or difficult to read documents, Sensus Access (available for free through Student Disability Services), may be a better OCR tool.