Amnet and Accessibility
For companies that need to make their content Accessible, Amnet provides a range of services that remediate existing content and creates born-accessible outputs. Amnet enables clients to stay ahead of the curve, and be a part of enabling digital equality in compliance with the regulatory requirements. Amnet is committed to addressing accessibility issues and standardizing content across all digital platforms and media for more inclusivity and wider reach. Amnet champions digital equality and provides expertise, implementation, scalability, and compliance with accessibility regulations like ADA, WCAG 2.1, and Section 508; all within your budget.
AMNET’S ACCESSIBIITY SERVICES
Accessible EPUB3/PDF/Word/PPT: Amnet addresses the specific accessibility requirements that may be beyond publisher workflows. Some of the services provided are generating accessible metadata, semantic structuring, tagging tables, generating MathML, writing alt text descriptions and making interactive content accessible
Alternative Text Descriptions
Adding alt text descriptions to nontext content is an important guideline within WCAG 2.0. Amnet's subject matter experts provide text alternatives for any nontext content so that it can be changed into other formats, such as Braille, speech, and symbols.
MathML makes mathematical equations accessible to everyone by eliminating the ambiguity of a verbal description of a picture. We follow the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) guidelines for MathML, which is the best approach in most cases for encoding math content.
Subtitles and Closed Captions
Subtitles and Closed Captions: Subtitles are intended not just for those with auditory challenges but also for those who can hear but prefer to have the dialogue displayed. Every day 425 million people watch Facebook videos with the sound muted. Closed captions are an extension of subtitles and usually contain descriptions of important nondialogue audio, such as sound effects. Closed captioning can aid comprehension in a variety of ways by assisting with comprehension of accents, quickly spoken dialogue, or other linguistic barriers.
Whitepaper: Decoding WCAG 2.1
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- The WCAG 2.1 guidelines
- The Difference Between WCAG 2.0 and WCAG 2.1
- How to Conform with WCAG 2.1 Standards
It’s imperative to include human translation and transcription for content accuracy of videos. Amnet offers transcription of audio, proofreading the transcribed text against the spoken audio, and syncing of audio and transcribed text. Amnet has an exclusive proprietary platform that is compatible with audio synchronization features.
We can help with the following services for podcast: Transcripts of content along with captions that play in sync with the podcast for people with hearing disabilities, audio descriptions of visual information for visually challenged audiences, translation services to subtitle your videos in a variety of languages.
The inclusion of accessibility metadata facilitates informed decisions about the usability of a digital publication. Consumers can review the qualities of the content and decide whether a publication is appropriate for their needs, regardless of whether it is certified as broadly accessible.
The accessibility metadata contains information such as access mode, accessibility features, accessibility hazards, accessibility controls, and accessibility application program interface.
Accessibility Testing is a subset of Usability Testing and it is performed to ensure that the application being tested is usable by people with disabilities.
Accessibility testing includes a full accessibility check, read-aloud using Acrobat Reader, NVDA, JAWS; Section 508 and WCAG compliance; screen reader compatibility with NVDA, JAWS, VoiceOver; on-target platforms and devices; IDPF accessibility guidelines and WCAG compliance; and PAC accessibility checker.
In website remediation, Amnet audits your website and provides a comprehensive plan for making the site accessible to all.
Whitepaper: All About Accessibility - What, Where, & How
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- The growing statistics of the disabled population
- Various laws that govern accessibility implementation
- The necessity of implementing accessibility
- Technology available to bring about accessibility
Amnet - A Benetech Certified Accessible Vendor
Benetech certifies that Amnet has demonstrated their conformance to the accessible EPUB creation guidelines set forth by the Global Certified Accessible Consortium and which are based on standards put in place by the W3C and the international publishing community.
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