Content Accessibility

Video, PDF, ePub, Easy-to-Read

Our content accessibility experts can help you produce accessible content: accessibility of PDF and ePub documents, transcription, video subtitling and audio description, creation of Easy-to-Read content, etc.

Accessibility of magazines, reports and PDF documents

For PDF documents to be readable by people with disabilities, it is essential to follow design rules (wording, colour, etc.) and to apply "tags".

This makes the documents more accessible to:

  • Blind people who use speech synthesis and Braille displays
  • Visually impaired people who customise the display (colour, font size, etc.)
  • Dyslexic people who customise the display or use speech synthesis
  • Colour-blind people
  • Etc.

Ideance supports you in document accessibility:

  • To train your teams in document accessibility
  • To make your documents accessible (PDF, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

Ideance supports the Dentsu Aegis agency in the accessibility of the content and documents they produce for their clients: flyers, annual reports, magazines, etc.

The processed content and documents are made compliant with WCAG level AA rules and the PDF U/A standard (ISO 14289). They are subject to quality control and are delivered with an accessibility statement.

Video Accessibility

Video in sign language shown in a museum.
Video in sign language shown in a museum. © Photo by Andi Weiland.

Ideance collaborates with several partners specialised in audio and video media accessibility. We produce, manage and monitor for our clients the production of:

  • Transcriptions
  • Subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Audio Description
  • Sign language translation (FSL, ASL, etc.)

Easy To Read and Understand

Ideance can also assist you in the creation and writing of Easy-to-Read content.

We mobilise various specialists in Easy to Read and Understand, as well as associations of people with intellectual disabilities, to:

  • Conduct Easy-to-Read discovery or training workshops
  • Lead and support the adaptation and production of Easy-to-Read content

What is Easy-to-Read?

Noting that people with intellectual disabilities are often excluded from society due to a lack of accessible information, the European association Inclusion Europe, which brings together national organisations from 36 countries, has been working since 2009 to adapt communication media to the understanding of the greatest number. The Easy-to-Read is a method designed to allow access to written and audio information. It is based on specific rules, which facilitate better readability and understanding.

It has been observed that documents adapted in Easy to Read and Understand improve the meaning of written content for a wider audience. The use of simple turns of phrase using everyday vocabulary, the avoidance of abstract ideas and metaphors, etc. encourage people with reading difficulties (dyslexia) or cognitive disorders (ageing, mental disorders, brain damage), as well as foreigners with a poor command of the language of a country.