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Paul Rayius

In addition to his expertise with the CommonLook suite of tools for testing, creating and remediating PDFs, he is also well versed in accessibility standards including Section 508 (including the recent “refresh”), Health and Human Services (HHS), WCAG 2.0, WCAG 2.1, and PDF/UA.

Paul is a member of the IAAP (International Association of Accessibility Professionals) and the PDF/UA Technical Working Group. He participates in, and moderates, several online accessibility groups and forums.

Prior to joining the CommonLook team, Paul graduated with a BMe in Instrumental Music Education from Florida State University and taught middle school band for 11 years. In his spare time, he enjoys various outdoor activities and is an avid lacrosse player.

Paul Rayius

Vice-President of Training

Paul Rayius's Publications

Article August 11, 2022
The new PDF/UA Processor LWG’s mission is to establish principles and a framework, and then develop requirements for PDF/UA processors … Read more
Article September 23, 2020
While testing and verification is never a bad idea, the advantages of automation include speeding up processes and removing human … Read more
Presentation June 17, 2019
Anyone with PDF accessibility experience knows it can be technical and can get complicated quickly. Every day, organizations are looking … Read more
Presentation January 29, 2018
In this session we will discuss what PDF accessibility is, what’s driving the need, and what regulations and standards are … Read more
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