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PDF standards make the world work

Our solutions are based on
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 CommonLook PDF technology
from NetCentric Technologies Inc., USA.

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PDF Accessibility: Problem Solved

Solutions for Compliance with Accessibility Standards:
ISO 14289-1 (PDF/UA),
W3C/WCAG 2.0/2.1,
U.S. Section 508 and U.S. HHS

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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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"Best-in-Class" of Professional PDF Accessibility and Remediation Software

Creates accessible PDF from any existing PDF file

Drastically reduces the time to evaluate and repair PDF documents

Allows a trained user to quickly remediate PDF documents
and certify them to the standard of their choice,
including files with traditionally time-consuming and
challenging content, such as complex data tables

Supports a variety of authoritative accessibility standards:
ISO PDF/UA, W3C/WCAG 2.0/2.1, U.S. Section 508 and U.S. HHS

Plugin to Adobe Acrobat Professional and Standard

Simplifies remediation of PDF files,
making them accessible for everyone

Validates and remediates PDF for compliance with
PDF/UA, WCAG 2.0/2.1, U.S. Section 508, and U.S. HHS

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CommonLook PDF combines CommonLook’s proven
PDF technology and feature set into the perfect tool for
testing, validating and remediating documents
against the leading accessibility standards.

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Webinars / video recordings, tutorials, demonstrations, trainings

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Video Demonstrations of CommonLook Software

Reserve online-demonstration of CommonLook PDF

When you request a demo, we can offer a test scan of your site,
find your PDFs and test them for accessibility (or potential issues),
and show where your organization stands regarding PDF accessibility.
We will provide recommendations on needed actions to ensure your
organization's PDF documents always stay accessible for everyone.

CommonLook Training


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CommonLook PDF

When you’re looking for the most functionally rich software to
support remediation efforts, you’re looking for CommonLook PDF.

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CommonLook PDF (formerly PDF GlobalAccess)
is the industry-leading software tool that enables teams to
rapidly test, repair, and report on accessible PDF documents.

It simplifies and accelerates the remediation process,
to ensure compliance with accessibility standards.

CommonLook PDF simplifies the remediation of PDF files
so that they’re accessible to people with disabilities.

    CommonLook PDF is the remediator’s tool for fixing PDF documents.
    While there is a lot of automation built in,
    there are still checkpoints that need to be manually addressed.

    Fortunately, CommonLook PDF takes the user through all of those
    items in the document so that these issues are addressed,
    and the PDF is accessible.

    If you have lots of poorly or untagged PDF documents
    CommonLook PDF is your fastest path to accessible content.

    Accessibility remediation with
    Adobe Acrobat or CommonLook PDF?

    CommonLook PDF plugin enhances native accessibility
    remeditation capabilities and features of
    Adobe Acrobat Professional and Standard.

    Acrobat doesn’t test for conformance against all globally recognized
    accessibility standards while CommonLook PDF tests against
    ISO PDF/UA, W3C/WCAG 2.0 AA / 2.1 AA, U.S. Section 508 and U.S. HHS.

    A CommonLook Detailed Comparison:
    The Top 5 PDF Accessibility Remediation Software Tools

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    CommonLook PDF helps to reach compliance with
    accessibility standards, disability laws and regulations

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    As more and more individuals and organizations strive to be more
    socially responsible and to comply with various accessibility standards
    and disability laws and regulations, CommonLook PDF serves as an
    essential tool in that pursuit.

    This is true primarily for two reasons:

    • CommonLook PDF greatly reduces the time and effort required to
      turn an inaccessible PDF file into one that can be used by persons
      with disabilities such as blindness, low vision, and limited mobility.

    • CommonLook PDF measures the compliance of PDF files against
      the checkpoints set forth by a number of authoritative
      accessibility standards such as ISO PDF/UA, W3C/WCAG 2.0/2.1,
      U.S. Section 508, and U.S. HHS.

      By validating against the primary globally recognized standards
      established for document and PDF content accessibility,
      CommonLook PDF provides you with the means of ensuring your
      content can be produced in a manner that is likely to be acceptable
      to the regulatory jurisdiction governing your content.

    Produce the highest quality accessible documents,
    quickly and efficiently

    CommonLook PDF enables teams to produce high quality
    remediated documents, quickly and efficiently.
    It simplifies and accelerates remediation tasks while injecting
    a methodology into the remediation process.

    This functionally rich solution is the premier choice for
    industry professionals concerned with ensuring compliance
    with accessibility standards.

    Beyond efficiency and process optimization, CommonLook PDF includes
    comprehensive auditing of manual and automatic validation points
    in a definitive CommonLook Report.

    Complete Toolset for PDF Remediation

    CommonLook PDF provides an "all-in-one-environment" to
    test, remediate and verify documents.
    CommonLook PDF is loaded with powerful tools to
    accelerate the remediation process.

    • Convenient plug-in for Adobe Acrobat;
      it provides faster and more efficient results than Acrobat
      when verifying and correcting tags in PDF files

    • Ensures conformance with applicable accessibility standards

    • Scale up document remediation capacity,
      while maintaining quality and accuracy

    • Allows verification and correction of tagging order and
      semantics in a dedicated, auditable workflow

    • Automatically detects and repairs a variety of
      common PDF problems

    • Drastically reduces the time required to
      evaluate and repair PDF documents

    • Re-orders page content to improve the reading experience with
      mobile devices and software that does not support tagged PDF

    Note! Using CommonLook PDF to fix PDFs will not change
    the physical appearance of the document!

    CommonLook PDF, like having an In-House Compliance Expert

    As organizations strive to make their website and document content
    compliant with the accessibility standards, they face gaps in their
    in-house knowledge and resources.

    CommonLook PDF is highly effective but requires knowledge
    of accessibility compliance and standards as well as training.


    • Reduces compliance costs by cutting the frequency and
      expense of document repairs

    • Builds internal capability to address rising demand for accessible PDFs

    • Guides users through each document’s accessibility checkpoints

    • Access CommonLook training to raise document remediation skills


    CommonLook PDF Accessibility Plugin List of Features

    • Provides validation against recognized standards:
      ISO PDF/UA 1.0, W3C/WCAG 2.0/2.1, U.S. Section 508, and U.S. HHS

    • Supports structural validation based on ISO 32000-1:2008

    • Supports documents with multi-page structures,
      and structures that move between pages

    • Powerful, time-saving tools for working with
      tags, tables, lists, and tables of content

    • Verification and correction of tagging order and
      semantics in a dedicated, auditable workflow

    • Alerts users to correct structuring of
      tables, lists, and tables of contents.

    • Output PDF files are verified by the software or the operator,
      as appropriate to each checkpoint

    • Generates a checkpoint-by-checkpoint, element-by-element report,
      accepted by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
      and other Federal agencies.

    • Extensive reporting including the Matterhorn Protocol

    • Support for automatic bookmark-generation
      (based on heading levels)

    Features worth to notice:
    • Optimization:
    • Displays information and performs actions
      related to the current checkpoint.
      Items addressed are removed from the list

    • Automation:
    • Segment testing by individual checkpoint,
      increasing productivity by allowing specialist users
      (for example, alternate text authors or table specialists)
      to focus on their subject-matter expertise

    • Advanced Table Structure Editor:
    • The table checkpoint window provides a wide range of
      powerful tools to verify and remediate tables

    • Synchronized View:
    • Users may view logical structure and physical views together,
      with or without artifacts displayed

    • Verification Reports:
    • Provides detailed and summary test results
      by page and for the document as a whole

    Workstation System Requirements

    • Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP

    • Adobe Acrobat 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.0 (Acrobat X),
      11.0 (Acrobat XI), or Acrobat DC - Standard or Professional

    CommonLook Software Tools

    We also offer CommonLook industry-leading software tools
    to help automate the accessibility testing and remediation.

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