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Actuate's Shannon Kelly to Discuss Accessibility Solutions at Annual International CSUN Disabilities Conference in San Diego, CA on March 19th

San Mateo, Calif. – March 10, 2014Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ and the leader in personalized analytics and insights, today announced its participation in this year’s CSUN International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, which runs from March 17 – 22, 2014 in San Diego, California. This conference focuses on assistive technology and its positive impact on people with disabilities. Shannon Kelly, Global Accessibility Solutions Subject Matter Expert with the Content Solutions Group at Actuate, will conduct a session about PDF/UA (Universal Accessibility) – the international standard for creating accessible PDF output – and the value it brings to organizations’ comprehensive online presentment strategies.

Presentation information

Kelly will use her extensive knowledge, gained from more than six years of accessibility industry experience, to explain how PDF/UA is changing the level of accessibility of PDF documents so that visually impaired customers now have complete access to understand the communications they are receiving. An organization’s conformance with PDF/UA helps to ensure that important documents and statements are always accessible and fully usable by individuals with visual disabilities who use assistive technology software. Kelly’s session will also identify benefits to offering accessible PDFs, and share new methods, including Actuate’s PDF Accessibility Solution, for incorporating accessible content into an organization’s existing workflow.

Title: “PDF/UA: What Is It? Why Is It Relevant?”
Track/Topic: Web Accessibility
When: 8:00 a.m. PST on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Where: Room “Balboa C,” 2nd Floor, Seaport Tower, in Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel

Conference information

Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
Conference Dates: Monday, March 17 – Saturday, March 22, 2014

Register online for the conference at

About Actuate (NASDAQ:BIRT) – The BIRT Company ™

Actuate provides software to more than 3.5 million BIRT developers and OEMs who build scalable, secure solutions that save time and improve brand experience by delivering personalized analytics and insights to over 200 million of their customers, partners and employees. Actuate founded and supports BIRT – the open source IDE – and develops BIRT iHub™ – the world-class deployment platform – to significantly improve productivity of developers working on customer facing applications. Actuate's BIRT Analytics™delivers self-service predictive analytics to enhance customer engagement using Big Data. The Actuate Customer Communication Suite™ empowers organizations to easily transform, process, personalize, archive and deliver high volume content and individualized correspondence. Actuate is headquartered in Silicon Valley with more than 5,000 enterprise customers in financial services, technology and government. Visit and

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