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WEB ACCESSIBILITY MADE EASY
Assist guides the users
Simple approach to WCAG 2.1
Tag all documents and create PDFs for screen readers, without time-consuming training of staff.
Involve all users
Let the individual user tag the content early in the process – while writing in Office.
Make web accessibility easy
Give users a tool that checks the document and guides them through the necessary tagging.
Increase digital inclusion and reach a larger target audience with accessible documents.
Expand your target audience
Let’s improve digital inclusion
Digital channels have become standard when it comes to information retrieval and self-service solutions – but not everyone has equal opportunities for accessing digital tools.
A large portion of the population is dependent on assistive technology, such as screen readers, in order to access websites, documents and PDFs. To help this group with their digital experience, the EU Directive on the Accessibility of Public Websites and Mobile Applications became effective on 23 September 2018.
The Directive builds upon four main principles established by the organisation W3C in their: “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG)”: Websites and all content on them must be perceivable, understandable, operable, and robust.
WCAG 2.1 is the international standard for digital accessibility, which has set forth guidelines for descriptive texts for images, logos and other graphics, tables and links, etc.
Respecting these guidelines, however, can be challenging – even for experienced users. Assist is specifically designed to make it easier for Office users to follow the guidelines in WCAG 2.1 and the EU’s web accessibility directive by ensuring accessible documents – because digital inclusion is important.
Assist provides 360° assistance
The tool reviews title, headings, images, objects, tables, links, etc. and checks for Track Changes, comments and colour accessibility, in documents, spreadsheets and presentations, and presents all the necessary improvements in a menu. That way the user can easily go through the proposed improvements and add the missing tags directly in the tool’s panel.
The solution requires no WCAG 2.1 training and provides all relevant information along the way. Explanatory texts and an intuitive structure ensure that the user is always able to make the correct selections and entries.
Assist is installed as an add-in for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, where all checks and tagging for accessibility takes place in an easy-to-read side panel. After the document is reviewed, the tool also handles the conversion to PDF directly from the menu.
By tagging your Office templates correctly, you ensure that users get off to a good start every time. All templates developed by Dania Software are tagged for accessibility and you can combine Assist with DynamicTemplate for maximum synergy.
Read our customer stories
“We needed a way to make our documents WCAG compliant and fully accessible for all stakeholders. Training every employee in the accessibility standards can be time consuming, so we looked at options to make this easier and quicker. Assist helps with this process and is a user friendly way for us to fix all kinds of documents for our website.”
Communications Officer, Equality Commission Northern Ireland
"At Gravesham, we make an effort to include every single citizen. We believe Assist is an important tool in giving everyone the same opportunities no matter their circumstance.”
Assistant Director (IT and Transformation), Gravesham Borough Council
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