PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC 2)

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PDF Accessibility Checker interface image

The PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC 2), by the Swiss foundation 'Access for All' is the first tool allowing you to test PDF documents for compliance with the PDF/UA Standard. The freeware program PAC provides a fast way to test the accessibility of PDF files. PAC supports both experts as well as end users conducting accessibility evaluations.

Source: Access for all (Zugang für alle)

Definition
Product identification

Manufacturer: 

Version: 

2.0.3.0

Published: 

07/09/2014

Category: 

Application type: 

Desktop

Discontinued: 

No

Information source: 

Website of the entity
Terms

Technology: 

Information about product versions
Version Published
PAC 2.0.3.0 07/09/2014
Features

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Report window image
  • PAC 2.0 is the first PDF/UA validation tool in the world. PAC 2.0 allows to check PDF documents for accessibility incompliance with the ISO-Standard 14289-1:2012-07, known as PDF/UA (Universal Accessibility).
  • PDF/UA ensures user experience at its best. Only high quality accessible PDFs can be processed by assistive technology* (AT) such that they can be read and navigated by persons with disabilities.
  • 0 error «only» represent technical accessibility. The inspection catalog for PDF/UA conformity («The Matterhorn Protocol») comprises 136 error conditions of which 108 are clearly automatically testable. PAC 2.0 lets you check them at a click.
  • PAC 2.0 supports you in the complementary manual checks. Additional visual checks regarding semantics and logical reading order are essential. For your assistance PAC 2.0 comes with a Preview and a detailed structural view.
Specifications / Requirements
System

Operating system: 

Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8

Platform: 

Microsoft Windows

Language: 

German
English

Internet connection: 

No

Disk space: 

27,8 MB
Accessibility

Guidelines: 

ISO 14289-1:2012 (PDF/UA)
Matterhorn Protocol 1.02

Automatic check: 

Complete document

Editor: 

No

Reports: 

On-screen report
Comments / Specifications / Additional Requirements
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or later
  • No software installation required
More information
Commercial information

License: 

Proprietary software

Distribution method: 

Free


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