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Ictect Releases “Born Accessible” Document Publishing Solution, ICS for Alt Text

Ictect eliminates costs to remediate documents after publishing.

BURLINGTON, WI - Ictect, Inc. announces the release of their Intelligent Content Server (ICS) for Alt Text product with a FREE TRIAL. Their new application can be used as a stand-alone subscription, and is designed to be integrated with their icTools software for a completely “Born Accessible” solution. ICS for Alt Text automatically creates alternative (alt) text for images using Large Language Models (LLMs) and Ictect’s patented Intelligent Content software. It can be used for all graphics within entire Word or PDF documents as well as for single images.

When combined with icTools' robust automation and accessibility features, the documents created with Microsoft Word are born accessible, making them accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. icTools works in both Microsoft Word desktop and Office 365, offering multiple output delivery formats. Finally, content-driven organizations can efficiently create documents that are “born” compliant with global accessibility standards such as WCAG 2.0 and 2.1, PDF/UA, and ADA Section 508.

Today many organizations create a document in MS Word, then when finalized, output the document in a final delivery format which they must remediate to provide accessibility compliance. The concept of “Born Accessible” means taking proper steps to assure accessibility during document creation can guarantee automatic accessibility compliance in any final output format; thus, streamlining production and eliminating costly remediation.

ICS for Alt Text with icTools Benefits:

  • Smart Alt Text: Create smart alt text for graphics within an entire document (including OCR images and tables) as well as for single images; generates for your target audience using free text (e.g. engineer or students); can be delivered in multiple languages.
  • Reduced Steps: A single quality-check step using Microsoft Word checker and common Adobe accessibility checks, which can reduce the overall number of steps required to perform document accessibility checks.
  • Immediate Compliance: Gain immediate accessibility compliance by utilizing icTools robust and highly-automated document editing features that can immediately fix any issues or errors identified during the quality-checks.

“Digital document accessibility is an area that has been significantly overlooked by many organizations that only focus on website accessibility,” stated Dianne Kennedy, ISO editor and industry publishing consultant. “Ictect’s Born Accessible document publishing solution will help content-driven organizations create compliant, accessible documents in MS Word while eliminating expenses to remediate PDFs and other final document formats after publication is complete.”

Adobe has consistently stated that over 90% of PDFs on the internet today are not accessible. Now with Ictect’s AI-enhanced icTools for MS Word, organizations can be assured that they can create documents with embedded graphics that comply with global accessibility standards.
90% of PDFs on the internet
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ABOUT ICTECT

A Wisconsin-based technology-innovator, we are a rapidly growing software company serving the defense and commercial markets. We bring Intelligent Content and Artificial Intelligence to your documents! We do this with tools you use every day, such as Microsoft Word. We seek to improve workflows and streamline performance by providing a better way to professionally edit, transform, and publish to multiple formats. We serve customers within the Department of Defense, corporations, associations, and individual authors like you. We are a Microsoft partner and an SBA-certified 8(a) company.

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