The provision of barrier-free documents is an essential aspect of digitisation - with increasing economic and socio-political relevance for over 1 million visually impaired and blind people in Germany alone. Accessible documents must meet a number of criteria such as:
The M/ series ensures that the information or 'metadata' for these criteria is placed in the document largely automatically. Assistive technologies such as screenreader access it later, so that, for example, multi-column texts or tables can be read out correctly later.
The PDF Renderer of the M/ series also includes the output format PDF/UA. Therefore all customers using this renderer can professionally create barrier-free documents without additional license costs. See also 'Accessible documents - made by Serie M/' in valid PDF/UA format.
Interactive documents and forms that can be filled out online are a key element in the digitization of communication processes. They offer a number of advantages compared to traditional methods.
The IT service provider Pregis has established a completely paperless and consistently digital communication process with the M/ series. It connects the company headquarters with the field service or customers - practically without delay and without media discontinuity. Output and input merge seamlessly. There is an article about this in the German IT magazine BIT.