The Pensions Regulator PDF fixing

PDF has been the preferred downloadable document format on the Internet for many years. EPUB documents offer increased accessibility, particularly on mobile devices. However, there are currently far more PDFs online, a trend that doesn’t seem to be changing.

While many companies are recognising the importance of creating accessible PDFs and having training to ensure their new content is inclusive, there is still a whole backlog of historical PDFs on websites that may need to be made accessible.

Unfortunately, there is no quick solution and many companies are choosing to outsource the accessibility fixing of their PDF archive. That is exactly why The Pensions Regulator came to us at Dig Inclusion.

The Pensions Regulator is the UK regulator of work-based pension schemes operating at arm’s length from the Department of Work and Pensions. We have been working with their Communications team to fix accessibility issues on batches of their PDF document archive, ensuring that anyone who needs information in their PDFs can access it.

The Pensions Regulator also offer their PDF documents in a variety of alternative formats and we applaud their dedication to ensuring not only their website is WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliant but that all downloadable documents are as well.

PDF accessibility fixing is a time-consuming service, and we know this can prove challenging for many organisations to get all documents fixed in one go. The Pensions Regulator are prioritising the fixing of documents that are downloaded the most frequently, which is the approach we recommend to any organisation looking to fix accessibility issues in their PDF archive.

We look forward to continuing to work with The Pensions Regulator to make all their PDF documents accessible.

If you have PDF documents on your website that you would like us to take a look at, please get in touch.

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