Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline improve and manage customer communications, announced it has partnered with Eliquo Training and Development Inc. (Eliquo), an accredited design and digital media training company, to provide professional training and accessibility services in the highly technical field of document accessibility. Together, the two companies have created the CrawfordTech Accessibility Academy, which expands on Crawford Technologies’ mission to make it possible for its customers to deliver documents in accessible formats for individuals who are blind, partially sighted or have cognitive impairments, through training courses on the legality, compliance and general knowledge needed to successfully navigate the document accessibility world.
Companies have reported difficulty understanding mandated requirements related to becoming compliant with accessibility standards, such as Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and PDF/Universal Accessibility (PDF/UA). Additionally, there is a demand for accessible HTML5 that works on mobile devices, web pages and all forms of web-based solutions. The training courses, designed for individuals, business teams, large groups or entire organizations that use any of Crawford Technologies’ solutions, offer a full range of programs. Topics range from Accessible Document Design and Document Remediation to Website Accessibility and WCAG and PDF/UA standards. All course material is developed and delivered by certified instructors and accessibility experts and Crawford Technologies is confident that even a complete novice will have the ability to create and deliver accessible and compliant content after participating in these educational courses.
“We are excited to be offering this essential training to support our customers as they work to enhance the customer experience of this underserved market,” said Ernie Crawford, president and CEO of Crawford Technologies. “Regardless of where an organization is on its accessibility journey, these training courses will help educate and familiarize them with the requirements behind document accessibility by having a better understanding of the tools used for successfully creating accessible documents.”