Crawford Technologies Announces Support for New WCAG 2.2 Standards

October 13, 2023, Toronto, ON – Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, announced today that it will update all of its solutions to be in compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2. This is the latest version of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards and guidelines for web content accessibility compliance. WCAG 2.2, released on October 5, 2023, is another step forward in ensuring that web, mobile and document content is accessible and inclusive to all.

As a leader in document accessibility, Crawford Technologies is committed to proactively keeping its solutions up to date with the latest WCAG standards. The company plans to update all of its solutions within 90 days to ensure that users of its products and solutions are able to remediate and verify documents for compliance with the latest standards.

“WCAG stands as the globally recognized benchmark for digital accessibility, continually adapting to incorporate emerging technologies and best practices. As the CEO, my commitment lies in ensuring that our company’s document remediation and compliance validation solutions remain current with the latest compliance standards,” said Ernie Crawford, president and CEO of Crawford Technologies. “Hence, it is of paramount importance to me that our document accessibility remediation solutions align with WCAG 2.2 as soon as possible to ensure that our customers’ documents are compliant and remain accessible to and usable by the broadest audience possible.”

Crawford Technologies’ AccessibilityNow® platform includes software solutions and a wide range of tailored services to meet the document accessibility needs of all organizations, large and small, private sector and governments of all levels. Leveraging AI and automation, the comprehensive AccessibilityNow suite is flexible and supports the unique processing requirements of high-volume transactional documents and static documents of all types.

AccessibilityNow DocMD and AccessibilityNow Validator will be updated to show users if their documents are compliant with WCAG 2.2. AccessibilityNow Gateway, AccessibilityNow Transactional, AccessibilityNow Remediate and AccessibilityNow Publisher will now be able to create documents that are compliant with WCAG 2.2.

WCAG 2.2 extends WCAG 2.1 by adding nine new success criteria, definitions to support them and guidelines to organize the additions. You can find more information here.