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Case study:University of Westminster

University of Westminster

University of Westminster Achieves Digital Accessibility Compliance at Scale and Improves the Graduation Rate of Disabled Students

“We are really pleased we decided to work with codemantra to make key PDF documents accessible. They were responsive, flexible, and delivered the work quickly so we could meet the PSBAR deadline. The process was straightforward.”
Sian Norris
Senior Project Manager, Digital Accessibility Project
University of Westminster
  • Large volume of digital documents needed to be processed and made accessible
  • Contextual alt text requirement for color coded tables and complex flowcharts

Result

  • A streamlined workflow with 80% automation ensured ease in remediating documents including scanned formats to achieve PSBAR compliance well before the Sept 23, 2020 deadline
  • Around 12k document pages were made accessible in 8 working days

Solution

codemantra’s accessibilityInsight™ platform was leveraged to make the documents WCAG and PDF/UA compliant.

  • Machine learning (ML) was used to classify and auto-tag document elements
  • A document data lake comprising millions of documents streamlined the ML process and ensured document classification and tagging were executed accurately

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