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Making PDFs accessible is easier with PREP

From: Division of Information Technology

The cloud-based software PDF Document and Remediation Platform (PREP) simplifies, automates, and accelerates converting PDF documents into accessible educational materials. Using PREP to remediate PDF documents makes them compliant with accessibility laws and Virginia Tech Policy 7215

PREP features sophisticated AI-based auto-tag detection that improves the time-consuming and tedious tagging process, especially in making tag-nested lists and tables of contents. In addition, PREP’s built-in optical character recognition (OCR) mode recognizes documents that are of poor quality or that contain complex structures, and assists in remediating scanned documents. Since PREP is browser-based, it is available on any computer or mobile device with an internet connection.

Want to learn more? Visit the IT Knowledge Base, request a consultation with an accessibility specialist, or email assist@vt.edu with questions.

The Accessible Technologies group within Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS), a unit of the Division of Information Technology, provides technology, resources, training, and expertise across the Virginia Tech community to build a culture of proactive digital accessibility.

 

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