Accessibility Advocate & Innovator

Adam Spencer

About Adam

The President and CEO of AbleDocs, a company transforming the digital accessibility industry and landscape for people with disabilities.

Adam is recognized as one of the top international experts in PDF and PDF accessibility technologies. He's committed to reshaping the PDF accessibility industry through investment and development of new and exciting approaches to both document and web accessibility.

Adam's entry into the world of accessibility began in 2009, when his mother, a banker, requested his help in developing software that would help her staff that were blind to read their documents. Soon, he saw a great opportunity in developing even more software to help tear down barriers to information, and co-founded the company Accessibil-IT. It was a huge success, but after departing in 2018, Adam started AbleDocs, a world leader in digital accessibility products and services.

Before entering the accessibility sector, Adam went to university to study economics and politics with plans to become a lawyer. In his second year, he started a company with some friends to install wireless networking in student housing. This business venture lit an interest in software development that would define his career journey.

Adam has been an active member in the standards authoring community for eight years and continues to contribute to ISO 32000-1/2 and ISO 14289-1/2. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Standards Council of Canada for PDF and PDF Accessibility.

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Entrepreneur

Founder of one of the fastest-growing digital accessibility companies in the world.

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Changemaker

Transforming the digital accessibility industry and opening the internet for people with disabilities.

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Advocate

Promoting and advocating for the inclusion of people with disabilities in the digital space.

A Leader in the Community

Adam’s passion for accessibility reaches far beyond AbleDocs. He’s constantly finding ways to be active in the community and educating others on the importance of accessibility.

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Adam in the News

From authoring articles to being quoted, Adam Spencer is a highly sought-after leader in the digital accessibility space.

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Adam Spencer Interview with CIO Applications Opens in New Window
CIO Applications

“With a best-in-class technology and deep category expertise, we are here to guide at every step of the way in being compliant,” begins Spencer.

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The Silicone Review

Adam Spencer sat down with The Silicone Review to talk about how AbleDocs helps its clients at the outset of their digital accessibility journey through committed passion and excellence

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OAKVILLE, ON / EINPRESSWIRE / June 8, 2021

It is with tremendous pride that Adam Spencer, Founder and President (GLOBAL) of AbleDocs, wishes to spotlight the many ways in which his company fosters an inclusive online presence and facilitates access to critical information for those with disabilities.

Adam Spencer on the Accessibility of PDFs and Electronic Documents Opens in New Window
Medium

There’s a reason that people gravitate towards certain document types, such as PDF and Microsoft Word. For the majority of society, they are the most convenient file types. They are quick to produce, easy to print from, and simple to upload to websites or other platforms. However, the PDF or Word document in its most basic form aren’t quite as accessible as we think.