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axaio software GmbH
Status: Full Member
Country: DE
Sector: Accessibility
Joined at: Feb 12
Website: http://www.axaio.com/

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Karina Zander
Rene Treuber

axaio MadeToTag

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Create tagged PDF files

axaio MadeToTag is an Adobe InDesign CS5.5 and CS6 plug-in to properly prepare InDesign documents for export as accessible, tagged PDF file – much more easier, faster and more reliable.

The MadeToTag UI is based on a ‘five step guide’ (link to tutorial), which will lead you safely and intuitively through the tasks, to generate the tagged PDF file, without missing any important step.

Tagged PDFs are essential for accessibility, so that screen reader devices for visually impaired people or reading software for users with learning disabilities can provide rich access to a PDF’s content. Tagged PDFs also enable screen reader software programs to offer easy navigation and accessible presentation of content in PDF files.

Fields of Application

Properly tagged PDF files have become very important for public administrations and enterprises. Legal requirements for physically impaired people and for accessibility in the information technology (such as described in the German BGG, BITV and EU mandate 376) impose that the public sector offers all content – webpages as well as PDF documents – in an accessible form. But also media service providers, representatives of associations and institutions as well as students and lecturers at colleges and unversities increasingly consider it their duty to have their written materials available as accessible documents. – Nothing simpler then that – with MadeToTag.

On top of that, PDF tags are an effective method to improve your company’s Search Engine Optimization. The tags in the PDF file follow concepts similar to those found in HTML. Properly used tags place websites higher in the search engine rankings.


  • Supports Adobe InDesign CS5.5 and CS6
  • For MS Windows XP Pro/Vista/7 and Mac OSX
  • The product is available in English and German


Please go to the download section of the axaio website to find our brochures in multiple languages.

Free of charge use until June 30, 2013!
As special gift to all users the product can be used free of charge until June 30, 2013 without being bound to buy the product after that period. After June 30, 2013 the version will expire and you will need to buy the product if you further want to use it.
To use MadeToTag, please follow the instructions on the Download page.

Key Features

  • Define export tags for document styles
  • Check export tags with colored preview
  • Structure content using articles
  • Provide alternate text for images
  • Check for insufficient color contrast
  • Easily fix common problems (such as incorrectly defined lists)
  • Work task based for reliable and quick user interface flow
  • Use keyboard shortcuts for quickest operation
  • Export optimized tagged PDFs using callas pdfToolbox technology
  • Use structure preview to intuitively and quickly check tagging quality
  • Control document metadata
  • Correctly structure lists, tables, links and form fields


  • Easily generates tagged PDFs
  • In five steps to an accessible document
  • Reliable and comprehensive structuring and tagging of different content
  • Color highlighting feature prevents missing or mis-tagged content
  • Tagging structure preview for better control
  • Optimized user interface enables fast processing
  • Optimal support for legal requirements for physically impaired people and for accessibility in the information technology (such as described in the German BGG, BITV and EU mandate 376)
  • Extends the power of Adobe InDesign CS5.5 and Adobe InDesign CS6
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