TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Municode, the nation's leading legal codifier, has joined together with CommonLook to help local governments test, find and correct accessibility issues within PDF files.
Municode is aware that many cities and counties across the country are receiving demand letters related to the ADA compliance of their online content including PDF documents, videos, and audio. CommonLook is laser-focused on PDF accessibility and has been recognized by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3), an international community that works to develop online standards, for its efforts and leadership.
Eric Grant, President of Municode, said: "ADA compliance is a shared responsibility that requires a multi-faceted, teamwork approach between vendors and municipalities. Partnering with CommonLook gives us the resources to help the local governments achieve higher PDF accessibility levels for their public documents. Even more importantly, this partnership will help us to better serve the citizens of our municipal customers. "
"CommonLook continues to expand our compliance offerings by forming this strategic partnership with Municode, which offers best-of-breed solutions for legal codification, legislative search tools, and custom web site development. PDF Accessibility Compliance is important to Municode's clients, and the CommonLook solution of remediation services, software tools, and training will ensure they are 100% in compliance," said Monir ElRayes, CommonLook's President.
To kick off this partnership, we will be co-hosting a series of free educational webinars for local governments.
The first PDF Accessibility webinar covers a basic five-step plan to increase accessibility compliance. It will be held on Wednesday, April 17th at 2:00 eastern (Registration Link for the webinar).
For over 65 years, Municode has connected municipalities with their communities by providing solutions that enable them to complete the Circle of Governance. The Municode community consists of over 4,500 municipalities across the nation that have access to the only platform capable of seamlessly unifying your agendas, meetings, websites and municipal codes of ordinances.
CommonLook is helping to make the world a better place by removing accessibility barriers in PDF documents for people with disabilities. The industry leader for 20 years, CommonLook has helped thousands of leading organizations create, remediate, validate and monitor their digital documents to conform to accessibility standards such as WCAG 2.0 AA, PDF/UA, Section 508 and HHS.