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WCAG 2.0 AA Expert Weighs In On the PDF Vs. HTML Debate

Posted by Onix Accessibility Pulse on Jul 7, 2016
Web Accessible News

LAKEWOOD, OH – July 7, 2016 – Nearly 1 billion people worldwide live with some form of disability. Many organizations are making their web content accessible to this audience by conforming to WCAG 2.0 AA — the W3C’s standard for web accessibility.

What Decisions Do WCAG 2.0 AA Standards Require Me to Make?

But WCAG 2.0 AA requires organizations to make some difficult decisions, including whether to remediate PDFs or migrate the files to HTML.

David MacDonald, president of CanAdapt Solutions Inc., unveils five attributes to consider in the article PDF vs HTML: Which Is the Best Route to Reach WCAG 2.0. A veteran WCAG Working Group member, MacDonald addresses the differences between HTML and PDFs, including:

  • Mobility
  • Security
  • Time
  • Required Skill
  • Browser Behavior.

To find out which is the best route to create accessible content that conforms to the WCAG 2.0 AA standard, read the article PDF vs HTML now.

About Onix

Onix is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities and helping organizations create accessible web content. Its product Equidox converts PDF to HTML that conforms to the WCAG 2.0 AA standards. Over time, the company will also make its main website — — more accessible by implementing relevant portions of WCAG 2.0 AA. Onix’s current accessible website for the product can be found at

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