Foxit Software Announces Universal Accessibility in Latest PDF Compressor Release

Foxit’s PDF Compressor Now Optimized for Individuals with Disabilities, Including the Visually Impaired

FREMONT, Calif. (September 12 2017)—Foxit Software, a leading software provider of fast, affordable, and secure PDF solutions, today announced the latest release of PDF Compressor, which has been enhanced to make scanned documents more accessible for people with disabilities using assistive technology. PDF Compressor now features automatic tag generation that improves the ability of screen readers to understand document content.

PDF Compressor helps organizations convert documents from paper to digital formats. During this process, the software automatically generates tags that enable screen readers to identify content and order better. PDF Compressor will, for example, tag artifacts such as headers and footers that get repeated on every page, eliminating them from being read repeatedly, improving the listening experience. Another example of PDF Compressor’s effectiveness is its ability to identifymultiple columns to inform screen readers of the correct reading order of content. 

“It goes without saying that the document, and more specifically the PDF, is critical to the way we communicate in the business world,” said Carsten Heiermann, CEO of Foxit Europe. “Foxit believes it is imperative that all individuals are able to easily access the information carried in those files. We are very excited about the improvements to PDF Compressor and will continue to focus on improving and innovating in the space.”

Key new features of PDF Compressor include:

  • Eliminates cost and time intensive manual work identifying and tagging document structures which could, for a typically-sized document, equate to hours saved

  • Improves conversion of scanned documents into highly compressed PDF/A files

  • Recognizes document structure and assigns appropriate tags during the text recognition process

  • Identifies headers, tables, images and their signatures in scanned documents allowing them to be differentiated from the general body text.

PDF Compressor is designed to optimize PDF documents, making them smaller so they are easier to share/transmit, more accessible, searchable, and easier to process on a large-scale basis. With best in class optical character recognition (OCR) and dramatic file compression, the solution not only integrates with existing workflows, but also improves them by producing significantly more manageable files. This allows organizations to spend less time managing their digital files and more time on value-producing tasks. For more information about PDF Compressor, please visit,


About Foxit Software

Foxit is a leading software provider of fast, affordable, and secure PDF solutions. Foxit addresses the needs of three distinct market segments. For End-User Productivity, Foxit delivers easy to use desktop software, mobile apps, and cloud services to make knowledge workers more productive. ConnectedPDF is leading edge technology that powers document management, security, and collaboration services for PDF files. For Enterprise Automation, Foxit provides server software for large scale PDF document management and data capture. Foxit’s Developer Solutions enable developers to incorporate powerful PDF technology into their applications.

Foxit has over 475 million users and has sold to over 100,000 customers located in more than 200 countries. The company has offices all over the world, including locations in the US, Asia, Europe, and Australia. For more information, please visit


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