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What is validation?

Validation is a term that, especially in connection to texts, documents, and websites, refers to an activity that verifies the suitability of use by people with medical disabilities. Texts, documents, and websites that successfully pass the validation test are suitable for use and correct understanding even by people with disabilities (blind, weak-sighted, colorblind…).

How does validation work?

Validation is a verification process that verifies compliance with accessibility rules according to valid standards. The result is a protocol that talks about the quality of compliance with individually selected standards. It is necessary to use appropriate software tools for the validation process as well as have knowledge of which standard is suitable for which type of text, document, and website, also taking into account its context.

How does DoqUA work?

In DoqUA we use various standard tools for working with documents, such as Adobe Acrobat, Nitro PDF, as well as automated tools such as PDFix SDK, which assist in working more efficiently.

At the same time, DoqUA uses a set of its own software tools that were developed for this purpose.


We will help you determine to what extent your websites, applications, or documents comply with accessibility standards. You will find out to what degree you’ve solved the problem of accessibility. At the same time, we can ensure, that your documents, websites, and applications are usable for everyone, including people with disabilities.

We use state-of-the-art tools, have specialized checklists at our disposal, and also do extensive user testing using appropriate supportive technologies to ensure, that specific standard criteria of accessibility are met.

Testing of documents, websites and applications also includes:

  • Screen readers: JAWS, NVDA
  • Magnifiers: ZoomText
  • Voice recognition: Dragon Naturally Speaking, Windows Speech Recognition, VoiceOver

We know and use various testing methods and processes. The suitability of use of specific ones is chosen based on your needs and available budget. Do not hesitate to contact us, so we can work together soon.

The results of testing and document, website, or application evaluation will be presented to you in the final report with detailed suggestions for implementation.

What are the results of validation?

With good results of the validation test, you will not only fulfill the letter of the law regarding data accessibility, but you also know, that you’ve done a good deed for your community – people, who will continue using the information published by you.


What is remediation?

Remediation is a term used in the world of information technology, especially in connection with the editing of inaccessible texts, documents, etc. to an accessible form in accordance with applicable standards (e.g. PDF / UA, WCAG). An accessible form is one, that allows for correct use and understanding of texts, documents, and websites to all people, even the ones with disabilities (blind, weak-sighted, colorblind…).

Remediation is a process of re-shaping inaccessible documents, which have been created by methods not in accordance with the current rules of accessibility (e.g. scanning of original paper documents, etc.) into accessible documents compliant with applicable standards. This process is complex, time-consuming and it requires that the person responsible for the conversion of the document into an accessible form has the appropriate technical skills and understands the content of the document being converted. Only then can he correctly describe the content of the document and create an adequate accessible document.

Remediation uses various standard tools for working with documents, such as Adobe Acrobat, Nitro PDF, as well as automated tools, e.g. PDFix SDK, which help you work efficiently.

DOQUA also uses a set of its own software tools which were developed solely for this purpose.

Under all circumstances, the correct remediation of documents must be ensured by a person who is an expert in working with documents and who can guarantee the quality in terms of standards and the content of the document.

Why is remediation necessary?

We are aware of the pitfalls related to creating accessible documents and we know, that achieving compliance with accessibility standards is very challenging. Finding a way to properly apply all accessibility standards and guidelines is difficult. On the other hand, accessible documents allow the user of the software and assistive technological devices a better understanding of the content. Defining the basic structure allows screen readers not only to convert text into speech but also format and resize content so that it is more visible and possibly more suitable for smaller display devices (smartphone, tablet, etc.). For example, setting the order of the cards in a form and help users to fill it out conveniently.

What can we solve using remediation?

Trust our accessibility experts to help you comply with Section 508, WCAG 2.0, PDF / UA, in your PDF documents.

How does remediation work?

Thanks to a combination of modern automated tools and manual effort, including human work, we can make your documents accessible regardless of their complexity.

Selected features on accessible PDFs:

  • Definition of the basic elements of the document
  • Maintaining the correct reading order
  • Descriptive tets for graphical parts of the document (pictures, tables, graphs)
  • Appropriately chosen color contrast for a visual representation of text and images to suit the desired ratio
  • The defined correct order of the field allows for good navigation between fields when working with forms

What are the results of remediation?

We will send back an accessible document, which will be checked by our validator and assisting technological tools. The document will be presented in an unaltered state, as intended by the author, improved by the characteristics of accessibility. You will also receive a final report about the control of PDF(PAC) document accessibility that does not contain any errors.