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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 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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Professional tool to
check, locate and and fix PDF accessibility issues
to easily 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."

    • Accessible Complex Tables using axesPDF

    • - 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."

    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

    Volume Pricing starts from 5 och more users!



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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.
    with following restrictions:

      You have access to all functions,
      but the resulting PDF files have
      watermarks and random colour translations of
      individual characters.

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 MS 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:

    • 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
    human 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 human visual evaluation
    • For the additional visual evaluation
      an 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
    on 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 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/UA-compliant 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
      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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