Ambassador

Help promote PDF accessibility and influence the future of free end-user tools for document accessibility.

Why Become an Ambassador?

Influence the Future

Influence the future of document accessibility

Share Your Experiences

Sharing your end-user perspective related to the use of accessible documents

Promote PDF/UA

Communicate the vital role of standards for sustainable document accessibility

Contribute to Education

Be part of seminars and educational projects

Advocate for PDF Accessibility

Break down barriers and fight against inaccessible documents

What We Expect from You!

We want people to champion excellence in digital accessibility, specifically PDF accessibility. Our Ambassadors are committed to educating people about why digital accessibility is important, and that usability and compliance must go hand in hand.

Show your commitment to PDF/UA by putting the UA Ambassador logo on your website.

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Who Are Our Ambassadors?

Access Israel (Israel)

Access Israel, established in Israel in 1999, is the first non-profit organization in Israel whose main mission is to promote accessibility and inclusion to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and the elderly.

www.aisrael.org

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Chax Chat

A weekly accessibility podcast focused on remediation training and accessibility awareness.

www.chaxchat.com

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The Hilfsgemeinschaft (Austrian Association in Support of the Blind and Visually Impaired) 

A strong partner for blind and visually impaired persons: The Hilfsgemeinschaft – the Austrian Association in support of the blind and visually impaired is an independent non-profit-organisation founded in 1935. With more than 6.400 members, it is Austria’s oldest and largest self-help organisation to improve the conditions and standards of living of its clients. The membership in the Hilfsgemeinschaft is free of charge for blind or visually impaired clients offering access to a broad variety of services. Reducing barriers and improving accessibility is a crucial aspect in supporting blind and visually impaired people, hence The Hilfsgemeinschaft offers advice to companies, organisations and authorities in planning and implementing Accessibility. We provide information about new developments in several technological domains (smartphones, tablet computers, e-book-readers, WebAccessibility, Document Accessibility, etc.) and show which devices are helpful for esp. visually impaired persons - but not only for them - and how they can be used in everyday life. Therefor we are engaged in various national/International networks/organisations like EASDD, EDF, W3C, Zero Project, IAAP, AAATE as well in standardisation bodies like ISO, CEN, ITU etc. 

www.hilfsgemeinschaft.at

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CNIB Foundation (Canada)

Founded in 1918, the CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. It delivers innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empowers people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion.

www.cnib.ca

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Digital Echo (USA)

Digital Echo’s sole focus is pdf accessibility and website compliance. We remediate documents for 508 compliance, and other related standards including PDF/UA, WCAG and HHS Standards.

www.digitalecho.io

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KI-I Competence Network Information Technology to Support the Integration of People with Disabilities (Austria)

The KI-I was founded in the year 2003 following an initiative by the Upper Austrian local government. It is supported by the Upper Austrian local government, the Institute Integriert Studieren of the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, the Institute Inclusive Education of the University of Education Upper Austria in Linz and LIFEtool gemeinnützige GmbH. The prime objective of KI-I is to improve the living conditions of people with disabilities and elderly people. 

www.ki-i.at

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MAB Metrolina Association for the Blind (USA)

MAB is a North Carolina based, public non-profit agency that continues to provide Vision Rehabilitation Services to people in our community who are blind or visually impaired and Accessible Document Services to corporations across the United States. 

www.mabnc.org

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Point de Vue sur la Ville

Point de Vue sur la Ville is a French association working on breaking down barriers to accessibility for people who are blind and partially sighted. The association works towards and lobbies for accessibility while contributing to developing and applying innovative accessibility solutions.

www.pointdevuesurlaville.org

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