Federal Government Agency

Federal Government Agency

Complying with accessibility laws, both Section 508 and the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA) can be a difficult process especially when it comes to PDF fillable forms.

On December 20, 2018 US Congress signed into law the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act . This law requires all Federal Agency forms to be digital no later than December 2020.

Learn how Civvis can help your Agency digitize PDF forms

Section 508

With the revised Section 508 requirements to include WCAG 2.0 standards – and your PDFs including PDF forms need to meet these new standards. E205 Electronic Content which discusses all electronic content states that all public-facing content and internal content that constitutes official business must comply to E205.4 – Electronic content shall conform to Level A and Level AA Success Criteria and Conformance Requirements in WCAG 2.0.

21st Century IDEA

The purpose of the act to to improve executive agency digital services including website modernization, digitization of government services and forms, electronic signatures, and customer experience and digital service delivery.

  • Section 508 compliant (which now includes WCAG 2.0)
  • Consistent appearance (User Experience)
  • Designed around user needs
  • Web-based forms that allow users to complete digital transactions in an efficient and accurate manner
  • Fully functional and usable on common mobile devices

Current PDF Accessibility Tools

It is almost impossible to create a fully accessible PDF, especially PDF forms with current tools in the market, this includes Adobe and CommonLook. In addition, the PDF/UA standards is suppose to make it easier to make PDFs accessible but this isn’t the case. Read what the Library of Congress says about PDF/UA and accessibility.

How to Comply

Civvis digitizes your PDF forms and makes them immediately available to users, we eliminate design barriers or limitations imposed by current document preparation processes. You don’t need any other tools and doesn’t require tagging, adding metadata or changing the PDF structure of the document.

We instantly make all your PDF fillable forms comply with Section 508 standards and the 21st Century IDEA Act.

  • Section 508 compliance
  • 21st Century IDEA compliance
  • Mobile-friendly
  • Consistent appearance (User Experience)
  • Maintain PDF (document) integrity
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