Enable your PDF Documents :
activePDF is committed to helping make important
information accessible to everyone, anywhere, anytime. With
our assistive technologies, you can open up a new world of
opportunities to those users who traditionally have struggled
with reading PDF files. activePDF Sayble allows you to enhance
existing PDF documents for use with the PDFAloud plug-in.
PDFAloud is a discreet add-in toolbar for Adobe® Acrobat®
and Adobe Reader® that renders PDF documents, scanned
text and web information accessible for speech feedback. Its
unique "click to speak" and highlighting functionality
has been proven to assist users who struggle with reading,
such as those suffering from dyslexia.
By allowing those people with literacy difficulties
to access information within PDF files through its unique
audio format, activePDF Sayble helps to facilitate compliance
with such requirements as Section 508 of the Rehabilitation
Act and IDEA 97. While PDF is often regarded as inaccessible
to many forms of assistive technology, activePDF Sayble (a
marriage of activePDF Toolkit™ and the PDFAloud plug-in)
brings dramatic improvements in accessibility, assisting visually
impaired users as well as others who have traditionally struggled
with reading PDF files.
How does it work?
activePDF Sayble uses a combination of watched
folders to apply tags to PDF documents. You simply set up
input and output folders in a directory on your server and
then drop PDF files in the input folder to begin tagging your
documents. Users can verify the status and number of available
tags via the easy to use License Manager.
activePDF Sayble allows your PDF documents to
be accessed by millions of people around the world with literacy
difficulties. Using activePDF Sayble saves significant time,
cost and human resources by ‘batch' tagging multiple
documents simultaneously. Now all PDF documents can be heard
and understood by those who are required to either read the
content or fill out online forms. Any document can be made
audio accessible with unlimited use for as little as 10 cents
Click below to view sample PDFs
that have been made accessible using activePDF Sayble:
(Open PDF files in Adobe Acrobat or Reader.
PDFAloud plug-in required - download here)
Product Feature Table
university lecture I
university lecture II
What is ‘Tagged' PDF?
PDF files are constructed of many elements of content such
as text, graphics, bookmarks and links that are presented
when viewing the document. The structure that binds the content
together is expressed via "tags". Tagged PDF files
are often used to enable screen-reader devices used by many
blind and other disabled users.
What does a PDFAloud Tag do?
A PDFAloud tag enables you to provide PDF documents 'stamped'
for use with the free PDFAloud plug-in for Adobe Acrobat or
the free Adobe Reader. PDFAloud reads the text in a tagged
PDF file through your speakers or headphones. Its simple "Click
to speak" format eliminates the need to spend hours painstakingly
constructing your PDF. Users can also conveniently choose
between and variety of accents and languages to customize
content for specific geographic regions. With public and private
organizations under more and more pressure to provide equal
access to information, PDFaloud helps meet legal requirements
for accessibility, especially for learning-disabled users.
What are the Benefits of Using activePDF
to speak" any text in a PDF file
highlight follows speech
speed, pitch and voice
with Adobe Acrobat or free Acrobat Reader
with existing sound card
for 10 languages
and Mac compatible
Who Uses activePDF Sayble?
state and local governments that are required to provide public
documents accessible to those technology users with reading
contractors meeting their responsibilities for accessibility
under Section 508 and other accessibility standards.
needing to make their materials accessible to learning-disabled,
illiterate and other disabled and disadvantaged users (particularly
mandatory training collateral).
and private educational institutions that serve disabled users.
providing educational institutions with accessible textbooks
and other publications.
business organizations that may require a vocalization option
for their online documents would represent an important advantage
to their users as well competitive edge (e.g., foreign language
user who desires the option of "hearing" instead
of simply "seeing" their PDF files (for example,
distance education where students cannot be physically present
at lectures may still find it beneficial to ‘hear' the
class as well as reading the notes).