From Limitations to Learning:

Documenta11y’s Contribution to Inclusive Education

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The Challenge

A leading educational content provider, facing surging demand for engaging learning materials, found themself grappling with a critical accessibility hurdle. Their commitment to providing high-quality, WCAG 2.1 A and AA compliant resources for all students meant remediating a vast library of content – tables, equations, images, and videos across courses and assessments – within a tight deadline.

Further compounding the challenge was a significant backlog of existing content that needed to be addressed. Additionally, the client sought a long- term solution to ensure future content was created with accessibility in mind.

They needed a reliable partner, an accessibility champion, to navigate the complexities of large-scale digital content remediation.

Enter documenta11y

documenta11y, a frontrunner in document accessibility solutions, stepped forward with a keen understanding of the educational content creation landscape and its unique challenges. Our proven track record in handling large-scale accessibility projects, coupled with a dedication to quality and a collaborative approach, made us the ideal partner.

A Race to Remediation

Time was a pressing concern. documenta11y’s team of accessibility specialists conducted a thorough assessment of the following content types:

  • Images
  • Word manuscripts
  • PDFs
  • Video files

This in-depth analysis formed the foundation for a clear roadmap, guaranteeing the swift delivery of high-quality, accessible content.

The documenta11y Advantage

Our client’s success story exemplifies documenta11y’s unwavering commitment to:

  • Speed: We comprehend the urgency of accessibility in the education sector. Our efficient processes and streamlined workflows guarantee timely project completion.
  • Quality: Every document undergoes meticulous remediation to meet the highest accessibility standards, ensuring a seamless learning experience for all students.
  • Expertise: documenta11y’s team of specialists possesses in-depth knowledge of educational content and WCAG guidelines, and various coding languages (like LaTex and KaTex) to make complex content accessible.
  • Collaboration: We foster a strong partnership with our clients, working closely to understand their specific goals and challenges.

The Impact

By leveraging a powerful combination of cutting-edge technology and human expertise, documenta11y remediated an impressive volume of content within a remarkable timeframe. This was achieved through:

  • Accessibility Compliance: Their content now adheres to WCAG 2.1 A and AA standards, ensuring equal access to learning materials for all students, regardless of ability. This included:
    • Alt text for over 150,000 images
    • Transcription of 12,000 educational videos with closed captions generation
    • Creation of accessible math content from complex equations within images using HTML, LaTex, and KaTex codes
    • Remediation of thousands of PDFs, including both fillable and non-fillable forms
  • Enhanced User Experience: documenta11y’s remediation efforts created a more inclusive and user-friendly learning environment, fostering a positive impact on student engagement and outcomes.
  • Peace of Mind: Our client can now focus on their core strength – developing high-quality educational content – with the confidence that their materials are accessible to everyone.

The documenta11y Pledge

At documenta11y, we believe that every student deserves the opportunity to learn and flourish. We are dedicated to partnering with educational content providers and publishers to create a more inclusive learning landscape, one accessible document at a time.

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