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tested, reliable, and highly accessible software solutions.

NewFormat is Appointed Reseller and Solution Partner in
Nordic (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway)
Baltic Region (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)
of leading technology for accessible PDF from axes4.

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Accessible PDF (PDF/UA) Simply Done

Solutions for making accessible PDF (PDF/UA)

We make PDF documents accessible to everyone
for a more accessible and better world

axesPDF is "PDF/UA-Ready"

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Create, show, read, share, publish and navigate in
PDF/UA compatible PDF documents

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Accessible PDF

A fully PDF/UA compliant PDF can be just as
accessible as a WCAG compliant website.


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Find and fix PDF accessibility issues easily to comply with PDF/UA!

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axesPDF Video Demonstrations

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On-line Demonstration

Reserve online-demonstration of axesPDF


    CHAX Chat Podcast Episode
    - Accessibility Unraveled by Dax Castro and Chad Chelius:

    • Building tables with accessibility in mind using axesPDF and axesWord

    • - Dax Castro:
      "I got exposed to axesPDF. And my mind was literally blown.
      axesPDF allows you to very quickly tag different column headers appropriately.
      I literally felt sick to my stomach thinking about all of the time
      that I had spent on complex tables, trying to make them right.
      Reorganizing tags, moving TDs and TRs and creating new ones and all of
      that and I’m just like, why did, why did I not know about this sooner?"

      "I’m telling you strictly from a one remediator to another.
      If you haven’t seen this video, go watch it.
      I promise you, it will open some doors for you to
      the possibilities of how much time it can save."

      - Chad Chelius:
      "This video will walk you through how you can take one of these
      complex tables and make it compliant and create the header,
      header cell ID associations within a table.
      And it’s if you’ve ever tried to do it in Adobe Acrobat,
      you’re gonna love this video. It’s gonna blow your mind."

    Related Product Ordering Numbers / Price Information

    axesPDF is available via prepaid annual subscription fee.

    1-year or 2-years subscription with one of 3 license types:

    • Single User License - One user of axesPDF

    • Team License/Concurrent User License - Concurrent users of axesPDF

    • Flat License/Volym License - All users of axesPFD;
      by far the cheapest way to equip many users with axesPDF

    Price example:

    1pcs axesPDF, 1 Year Subscription, Team License, 549,00Euro, excl. VAT
    (volume discount apply!)



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Click Here to Download Free Trial of axesPDF

    Download the current version of axesPDF and
    evaluate your document for PDF/UA compliance.
    Check out all the time-saving fixing features.

    Trial Mode (without activation): No activation needed.
    Without activation axesPDF works in Trial Mode.
    Only restriction:
    In Trial Mode it is not possible to save the file that you have edited.

    Without activation you can use axesPDF as an advanced
    PDF/UA checker and for in-depth PDF accessibility evaluation.

    For a saving-enabled version of axesPDF you can
    request a free personal 15-days evaluation license.

The professional remediation tool for accessible PDF that comply with
ISO Standard PDF/UA-1 (ISO 14289-1), WCAG 2.1, and U.S. Section 508

    axesPDF is your time-saving tool to check and remediate PDF documents
    during the process of making them fully accessible and compliant.

    Accessibility issues are easily found and most of them
    are fixed instantly with a single click.

    axesPDF installs as a standalone Windows application:

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axesPDF Dashboard

    With available mainstream programs in the fields of word processing,
    desktop publishing or PDF editing it is not possible to implement
    lean PDF accessibility workflows. axesPDF fills this gap.

    axesPDF is for all accessible PDFs (and Workflows)
    - you need it especially for accessible PDF documents created
    with Adobe Indesign or Acrobat.

    No matter if you create an accessible PDF to be published with
    Adobe InDesign, Acrobat or MS Word, axesPDF® is a short cut
    if you want to achieve PDF/UA conformance.

    Precondition for working with axesPDF is that
    your PDF document has already a tag structure.
    If this is not the case then first create a PDF with tags,
    either from converting the source document or
    with a PDF editor.

    axesPDF as short cut

    The checking & remediation tool axesPDF helps accessible
    document authors reaching fully PDF/UA compliant documents with ease.
    You can use it at the end of your InDesign, Acrobat or Word workflow.

    Usually you start with the PDF/UA check.
    Then you look at the errors, choose the corresponding commands and fix them
    - in most cases only with one click.

    If you have tagged PDFs but you need to remediate fonts, spacing,
    structural tags tree errors or have lots of complex tables,
    axesPDF is the tool for you.

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Example of a correctly tagged PDF document and its structure tags


    axesPDF® is a box full of tools for
    the professional quality assurance of accessible PDF.
    All tools are great timesavers and enable a lean correction workflow.

    axesPDF in a glance:

    • Tool for checking and remediation in one step

    • The professional version of:

      PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC)

    • Automated PDF/UA-check

    • Interactive report of all PDF/UA issues with help how to fix it

    • A lot of 1-click-fixing buttons (for the complete document)

    • Fix PDF/UA issues - in many cases by using 1-click-fixing button

    • Advanced correction of tag properties & attributes
      (for one element or for several elements)

    • Simplified structure view for a quick visual evaluation (Screenreader-Preview)

    • Clear expert view for specific diagnosis:
      Logical Structure / Document View / Properties / Role Mapping

    • Create nested bookmarks based on heading tags

    • Edit document properties

    • Prepare PDFs for proper tagging

    User interface and buttons - an overview

    1-click-fixing buttons
    - axesPDF® offers a lot of 1-click-fixing buttons like:

    • Mark all non-tagged elements in the document as artifacts with one click

    • Insert missing spaces (between words) - on the content level

    • Add IDs to every Note-Tags

    • Add link descriptions

    • Add the PDF/UA-identifier

    Complete PDF/UA-check - automated & human

    Some PDF/UA requirements can be checked by a machine.
    But there are also requirements that have to be checked by a human.

    Therefore both is necessary:
    an automated PDF/UA-check and an additional visual evaluation of the PDF.

    • All machine-checkable checkpoints
    • In axesPDF® an automated PDF/UA-check (Tab Checker) is included.
      It covers all machine-checkable checkpoints of the Matterhorn Protocol.

    • Tools for the visual evaluation
    • For the additional visual evaluation - essential part of every PDF/UA-check -
      there are two complementary tools in axesPDF®:

      • Ribbon tab: Preview:
        • a simplified structure view for a quick visual evaluation
          (for example: evaluation of the semantics)

      • Ribbon Tab: Logical Structure Tree:
        • an expert view of the Logical Document Structure for a
          specific diagnosis and check of the logical order in
          combination with a parallel document view.

    Interactive report of all PDF/UA issues with help how to fix it

    Diagnosis made easy: Clickable issues in the accessibility report lead
    directly to the corresponding locations in the document view and
    in the Logical Structure Tree.

    By using the F1-key you can get useful hints,
    how to fix a specific PDF/UA issue.

    Fixing PDF/UA issues - in many cases by using 1-click-fixing buttons

    What is the use of a detailed accessibility report anyhow,
    if the fixing of the issues is much to time-consuming or complicated
    - at least for an average user?

    For such cases axesPDF® offers a lot of 1-click-fixing buttons
    like for example:

    • Add PDF/UA identifier

    • Reset Zooms

    • Set Contents key of Link annotations

    • Set Tab Order

    If you cannot fix the issue with one click,
    you find task panes in axesPDF®,
    that help you to fix the issue - like for example:

    • Add Bookmarks

    • Create Destinations

    • Fix Roles

    • Insert Spaces

    • Remove Language Assignments

    • Rename Tag

    Key Benefits

    • The user interface is optimized for remediators

    • You can fix PDF/UA issues that other tools cannot fix

    • You can fix PDF/UA issues with one click
      that other tools have to fix manually one by one

    • You save massively time during the process of quality assurance

    • The evaluation and analysis is simplified

    System Requirements

      axesPDF installs as a standalone Windows application.

      Supported operating systems:

      • Windows 8.1 Service Pack 1 (SP1) (64 Bit)

      • Windows 10 (64 Bit)

      • Windows 11 (64 Bit)

      Additional requirements:

      Additionally, the following programs
      have to be installed on your computer:

      • ASP.NET Core Runtime 3.1 (Hosting Bundle)

      • .NET Desktop Runtime 3.1

      • .NET Framework 4.8

axesPDF - How it works
Quick Fixing of your first PDF file

    1. Open the PDF file

    2. Click the Refresh Button in the Checker Tab.
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      You get a report with a symbol of for every PDF/UA checkpoint

    4. Go top down from one cross or warning to the next and
      fix the accessibility issue by choosing the related tool.
      If necessary click the triangle to see more details.

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    6. After every fixing step go back to the Checker Tab and click the Refresh Button.
      Now the cross or warning of the fixed issue should have changed to a check mark.

    7. When you only have check marks in your report go to the Preview Tab,
      click the Refresh Button and visually check your PDF.

    8. If everything is fine - congrats!
      You have created your first PDF/UA compliant PDF file.


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