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Actuate announces software for producing PDF documents for visually impaired

29 Jun 2010 | | No Comment

Actuate Corporation, a software developer for Information-rich applications, announced the general availability of its Xenos Axess, a patent-pending PDF accessibility solution for producing high-volumes of accessible PDF documents for the visually impaired. Xenos Axess has recently undergone technical evaluation and usability testing by American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), CNIB and the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).

Xenos Axess solution targets the organisations that frequently produce and present huge volume of documents to its customers. The documents could include Bank statements, Credit card statements and Monthly bills. Xenos Axess solution can be integrated with organisation’s existing Enterprise systems to capture and convert high-volume print streams into tagged, accessible PDF documents for visually impaired customers.

Xenos Axess follows the usability and accessibility guidelines, and has been tested by experts from American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), CNIB and the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB). The four key technical criteria met by Xenos Axess includes:

  1. Read order – follow order and context to navigate through the document
  2. Alternate text – for the images, graphs and pictures
  3. Language specification – defines an overall language for the document
  4. Tables – defines rows and columns of the tables in the document

Xenos Axess also enables organisations to adhere to accessibility standards such as WCAG 2.0 and legislations such as ADA and Section 508.

A presentation on Xenos Axess is available at www.xenos.com/presentation

The press release appeared at http://www.marketwatch.com/story/actuate-announces-general-availability-of-xenos-axess-2010-06-28?reflink=MW_news_stmp

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