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Plexus Launches Easy508.com

September 20, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Plexus Scientific Corporation, a leading provider of innovative solutions to the federal government, has launched Easy508.com, an online do-it-yourself tool for making PDF documents compliant with Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act. A how-to video about Easy508.com is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idd1K8kxi1M

Section 508 requires that all public documents be accessible to people with visual impairments. Most documents are not created with Section 508 guidelines in mind, so they need to be modified or “remediated” to make them accessible. Without Easy508.com, remediation requires tedious editing and coding of each PDF document to make it readable by screen readers and other assistive technologies.

Due to the cost and time required by traditional remediation methods, the federal government has thousands of PDF documents that remain inaccessible to people with disabilities. Easy508.com automates the tedious process into just three steps and for pennies per page.

“It is now much simpler for anyone to make PDF documents accessible, even if they don’t have any knowledge about Section 508 guidelines,” said Michael McCrory, Plexus’s chief technology officer. “Easy508.com provides a fast, simple, and very cost effective way for anyone to make their PDF documents accessible.”

Easy508.com remediates and tests documents in just three steps: Upload the document at Easy508.com, follow the prompts, then download and use the Section 508-compliant document. Plexus offers an Easy508.com trial with conversion of up to five documents for free at http://www.easy508.com.

Plexus Scientific Corporation has been providing Section 508 consulting to the federal government for more than 10 years, and is a leading provider of innovative solutions that help federal agencies improve their performance in accomplishing their missions. Plexus’s solutions are aimed at enhancing workforce capabilities; increasing operational efficiencies; enriching customer service; supporting decision-making; improving transparency, accountability and reporting; and fulfilling regulatory requirements. Plexus is in a select group of small businesses that are both CMMI Level 3 appraised and ISO 9001:2008 certified. An employee-owned small business with headquarters in Alexandria, Va., Plexus also has offices in Columbia, Md., and Atlanta, Ga. More information is available at http://www.plexsci.com.

    Plexus Scientific Corporation      4501 Ford Avenue
    Contact: Michael McCrory,          Suite 1200
    Chief Technology Officer           Alexandria, VA 22302
                                       Phone 703-820-3339 ext 216

SOURCE Plexus Scientific Corporation

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