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Accessibility – Private Sector Business Case

For corporates

Most organisations distribute substantial numbers of new or archived documents to remote users, typically in PDF format for quick and cheap distribution. With the tightening of web accessibility laws, all information on public and internal websites, including web pages and downloadable web documents (PDF/Word etc.), must be provided in a standards-compliant, accessible format.

Companies now run the risk of damage to their corporate reputations from litigation by disabled users or their representatives arising from inaccessibility of web content. The possibility of such litigation and stricter legal enforcement is concentrating the minds of decision-makers on finding a cost-effective solution to delivering content accessibly.

Accessibility also means usability, and there is evidence that designing a website for accessibility can improve search engine rankings and yield substantial benefits in terms of increased traffic and sales.

The Norman Nielsen Group on the benefits of usability

 The business case for RiverDocs

Whether you are converting documents to accessible format to meet legal obligations, to leverage your existing website investment or to provide document content to a wide range of users and devices, RiverDocs delivers.

RiverDocs Converter is the only solution that allows you to convert print-oriented document formats such as PDF and Word quickly and easily into accessible HTML that complies with W3C standards, delivering on legal requirements under disability discrimination law.

Until now, converting from other formats and editing HTML files for accessibility compliance has been a slow, costly process. RiverDocs Converter's one-stop combination of automatic conversion and editing features is designed to provide an immediate return on investment, paying for itself in the conversion of one typical 50-page PDF document.

As well as providing the fastest route to accessible web documents, the Converter's published (X)HTML output loads fast and requires no plugins, facilitating delivery to users on low-speed connections, mobile phones and PDAs.

RiverDocs Converter is a cost-effective accessibility solution, helping organisations meet their legal obligations on accessibility while enhancing usability of online information services.


The product

The Converter allows you to convert PDF, Word and OpenOffice files, check for accessibility issues, edit (WYSIWYG and HTML source) and publish, all in one package.

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