As your content moves from authoring to production, its design and graphical user interface are reorganized, revised, and refined. This process improves the content—but may occasionally introduce errors and bugs.
Does the final product work as specified? Is it user-friendly? Does the documentation make sense? Do the visual design, multimedia, interactive objects, and images work across all platforms? Is the content enabled for users requiring accessible user interfaces like text-to-speech applications?
Before your products reach the marketplace, Aptara puts them through a rigorous quality assurance (QA) process powered by custom tools that automate the performance of quality checks. From proofreading to end-user testing, across all relevant platforms and individual device types, we ensure that your end users have a satisfying experience using their device of choice.
Does your content conform to the grade-level guidelines of the U.S. Common Core State Standards? If it’s subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), is a screen reader an acceptable substitute for screen captions?
Regulatory compliance issues are neither static nor universal. Laws, particularly those that apply to educational products and accessibility, differ from state to state, province to province, and country to country—and often change annually.
Aptara ensures compliance
Our clients publish content spanning nearly every vertical market. Aptara’s dedicated regulatory compliance teams stay up-to-date on your industry’s changeable regulations. In the United States, those include:
- ADA 508
- SEC regulations for publishing companies
- Common Core State Standards
Aptara ensures accessibility
Using a thorough process that includes comparisons to regulatory checklists and subject matter experts who make any necessary corrections, Aptara certifies that your product complies with all applicable standards, regulations, and guidelines worldwide, including:
- The World Wide Web Consortium’s WCAG (part of the greater WAI)
- The UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
- Specific laws and regulations of the European Union and other Western European countries
- Electronic and information technology accessibility specs in the following countries:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
Rest assured: Aptara ensures the quality, compliance, and accessibility of all your products.