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Use Cases

Secure Solution for Legally Compliant PDF/UA Documents

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Software “tags” documents automatically

As CCM experts, we help our customers convert documents into accessible PDF files. The solution developed by Compart not only automatically tags newly created documents, but also existing documents from archives.

PDF/UA documents and test criteria

The PDF Association has clearly defined the requirements for the PDF/UA standard. With the Matterhorn Protocol 1.1, it has also published a binding test catalog for accessible PDF documents and forms. It contains 136 error criteria in 31 test groups.

Minimum requirements for accessible PDF/UA documents

The ISO standard for PDF/UA describes precise rules for accessible PDF files. The minimum requirements include:

  • Documents are classified according to content and meaningless artifacts
  • Content must be provided with semantically suitable tags (standard PDF 1.7 tags) and added to a coherent document structure tree
  • Artifacts are only to be provided with a tag
  • The logical reading order must be reflected in the structure tree
  • Images or other graphic elements must be described with an alternative text

Guaranteed PDF/UA conformity in Compart software

Compart has been a member of the PDF Association since 2006. PDF/UA files created or converted with Compart software are 100% compliant with the Matterhorn protocol. Our experts have a deep understanding of the complex issue of document accessibility. They are able to translate the complex requirements into a simple and clear technical solution.

PDF/UA Expert: Thomas Kübler, Senior Consultant for Compart solutions

„We work closely with you to identify your individual requirements and develop a customized strategy for technical implementation.”

Thomas Kübler, Senior Consultant for Compart solutions

The product page for document creation describes how users can easily create legally compliant PDF/UAs.

Strategies for the conversion of existing documents

Making historically grown documents from archives accessible will be a particular challenge. This is because many were created without taking accessibility standards into account. The aim must be to establish an infrastructure that converts all document types automatically and securely.

Three conversion strategies are conceivable, read our magazine article “Digital accessibility in the archive”.


Collection of links:

WCAG 2.1


Matterhorn Protocol 1.1