Government Document Remediation and Training Services

Adhere to Section 508, 503 and 504 regulations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 quickly and methodically. Ensure your employees and members of the public have equal access to your documentation, regardless of ability.

    What the law requires of Executive Agencies

    1. Agencies must make certain that documents meet the Section 508 information and communications technology accessibility standards. Compliance with these standards is mandatory for Federal agencies subject to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
    2. Section 503 prohibits employment discrimination against individuals based on disability by federal contractors and subcontractors. Section 503 also requires that federal contractors and sub-contractors take affirmative action to recruit, employ, train, and promote qualified individuals with disabilities.
    3. Section 504 prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in Federally funded programs.

    We recommend working toward compliance in two different ways. You may be bleeding new inaccessible documents created by authors without accessibility skills on a daily basis. You may also have “accessibility debt”, a backlog of existing inaccessible documents which have accumulated over time but are still part of your critical mission.

    Getting help making existing documentation accessible

    Deque can help you stop the bleeding and get a grip on your accessibility-debt. Deque maintains an expert document remediation team who can ensure your PDF, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents comply with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards.

    Bulk Document Remediation Service

    To address your larger accessibility debt you can outsource remediation of your backlog of inaccessible documents following your priorities, budget, and schedule. This strategy allows you to control the priorities of what to remediate and at what speed and cost. For example you can prioritize by usage, effect on specific persons with disabilities or other factors. Deque bulk remediation of documents can make any volume of existing inaccessible PDF/MS Word, PowerPoint, or Excel documents Section 508 compliant within your required timeline.

    Preventing the creation of new inaccessible documents

    Stop contributing to ongoing accessibility problems by enabling content creators to produce accessible documents going forward. Deque’s outstanding accessible document authoring and remediation training enables your personnel to create accessible documents from the start to reduce future remediation costs. With flexible, cost-effective tiers that will allow you to select the best-fit for your budget and needs, you will wonder why you didn’t sign up sooner!

    On-demand Document Remediation Service

    If inaccessible documents are keeping you from getting something out, we can help. With guaranteed turnaround times that will work for you, you will not have to compromise on quality or speed. Our Subject Matter Experts use our tools to quickly fix PDF and MS Office documents with great accuracy. In addition to the remediated documents, we will provide you with proof of conformance.

    Accessible Document Authoring and Remediation Training

    Deque accessible document authoring and remediation training maximizes initial learning for your personnel and is supported by online training to reinforce that initial learning. Deque accessible document training utilizes Federal Accessibility Community of Practice Accessible Electronic Document guidelines to ensure maximum alignment with Federal accessibility best practices. Training covers creation of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel content, Adobe PDF content, use of built-in accessibility authoring and evaluation features, and conversion of Office to PDF format.

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    Why work with Deque?

    Dedicated attention

    Outsourcing ensuring accessibility of your high priority on-demand day-to-day documents now allows you to meet your legal requirements and the needs of people with disabilities now!

    Efficient

    Enabling your critical document authors to create accessible content will reduce remediation costs in the future and improve the usability of your information overall.

    Sustainable

    Tackling your accessibility-debt on your budget and schedule will ensure you move to a sustainable information management place in the future.

    Legal confidence

    Meet your legal obligations and reduce legal risk with experts working in the federal space for twenty years.