PDF documents are no good, bad and evil things. Unfortunately, they are still necessary evils that many of us encounter in our daily travels. But as cruel as they are to use, they can be even more difficult to inclusively create. Dennis Quon, Director of Document Accessibility Solutions for Crawford Technologies, took a moment on the Exhibit Hall floor to explain to J.J. that the process of making compliant PDFs can be made less stressful and nearly instantaneous by using services through Crawford Technologies' web portal. Dennis outlines the steps their web based software takes to scan, recommend or make changes to uploaded materials that can make them easier to use by more readers. Listen in, or read the transcript below, to hear how artificial intelligence is taming this task. To learn more, and try the service for yourself, visit the Crawford Technology website
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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for 15 years and podcasting about it for almost a decade.