Harmonising AI and Human Expertise: The New Frontier in Digital Accessibility

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Introduction: The rapid evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in digital accessibility has been nothing short of revolutionary. As AI technologies progress at an unprecedented pace, the role of accessibility experts in guiding and embracing these changes becomes increasingly crucial. This partnership is key to forging a digital landscape that is not only technologically advanced but […]

‘Get Gracklin’: How ‘to Grackle’ Became Synonymous with Accessibility for our Customers

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In the ever-evolving landscape of digital communication, language has a fascinating way of adapting. Today, we delve into an intriguing linguistic development: how “Gracklin’,” “Grackled,” and the phrase “to Grackle” have become synonymous with making something accessible in the world of our customers. The journey of these terms begins with GrackleDocs, a trailblazer in digital […]

Shaping the Future: The Rise of Consolidation in the Digital Accessibility Industry

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The digital accessibility industry is poised for significant consolidation in the coming years. This trend is fueled by increasing awareness of the importance of accessibility, technological advancements, and regulatory pressures. Here’s an outlook on what we can expect in this evolving landscape. Rising Demand for Accessibility Services As the world becomes more digitized, the demand […]

Making Digital Documents Talk for the Vision Impaired

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https://youtu.be/-yhPHw1ZK4M Introduction to Gracklin’ – Runtime 4:44 Have you ever wondered why we chose to name our company after the common grackle? It’s because the grackle is not just any bird; it’s an intelligent one, and it talks! In much the same way, GrackleDocs is on a mission to bring intelligence and voice to all […]

Grackledocs Inc acquires Abledocs, a leading edge Document Remediation Services Company

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Toronto 13 Dec 2023 – GrackleDocs Inc. a leading developer of digital document accessibility technologies and solutions today announced the acquisition of the North American business assets and operations of AbleDocs a leading service provider in the rapidly developing field of digital document and web accessibility. AbleDocs services an impressive roster of leading edge enterprises […]

Navigating the Complex Landscape of PDF Remediation Tools

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PDF documents are pervasive in today’s digital world, widely used for distributing documents in a fixed format. While they maintain consistency across various devices and platforms, ensuring accessibility for individuals with disabilities poses significant challenges. PDF remediation tools aim to address these issues, making documents accessible to screen readers and other assistive technologies. However, navigating […]

Shifting Attitudes & Commitment to Delivering Accessible Documents

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In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and an ever-increasing focus on inclusivity, the way we approach document accessibility is undergoing a significant transformation. Today, more than ever before, there is a growing shift in attitudes towards delivering accessible documents. This shift represents not just a legal or ethical obligation but also an opportunity […]

What is a Tagged PDF?

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A tagged PDF, also known as a “PDF with tags” or “accessible PDF,” is a type of Portable Document Format (PDF) file that includes structural tags and metadata to enhance its accessibility for individuals with disabilities, especially those who use screen readers or other assistive technologies. Structural tags are elements within the PDF document that […]

AI and Accessible Documents: Don’t Believe the Hype

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The Personal and Societal Value of Inclusive Digital Documents In the digital era, the promise of AI appears to be limitless. From self-driving cars to predictive analytics, the technological advances powered by artificial intelligence often seem too good to be true. And in some cases, they are – especially when we talk about the creation […]

The Personal and Societal Value of Inclusive Digital Documents

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In the age of digitisation, where information is predominantly consumed online, the way we design and present our digital documents speaks volumes about our commitment to inclusivity. Inclusive digital documents, which are accessible to people regardless of their abilities, play an indispensable role in fostering equality, understanding, and societal cohesion. Let’s explore both the personal […]