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Actuate Experts to Host Free In-person Seminar to Demonstrate Online Document Accessibility Solutions in Charlotte, North Carolina on January 23rd

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ and the leader in personalized analytics and insights, today announced its “PDF Accessibility Seminar,” a complimentary, interactive and educational event in Charlotte, North Carolina on January 23rd. Four sessions, led by Actuate Content Service Group’s Jeff Williams, Director of Product Management; Will Davis, Sales Engineering Manager; and Shannon Kelly, Accessibility Solutions Subject Matter Expert; as well as Thomas Logan, Senior Accessibility Consultant at SSB Bart Group, and Lou Fioritto, Co-Owner and Vice President at Braille Works, will present simple procedures and tools that can help organizations and their customers triumph over the common challenges regarding accessible online documents.

Specifically, Actuate experts will highlight Actuate’s PDF Accessibility Solution, an end-to-end software solution that integrates with organizations’ existing document management systems to capture high-volume print streams with thousands of documents and automatically remediate them into properly tagged, accessible documents for the visually impaired customer.

The speakers will also discuss accessibility regulations, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, with which all organizations must comply. Seminar attendees will learn how Actuate’s PDF Accessibility Solution makes it easy for organizations to adhere to these guidelines by transforming information into accessible PDF documents, allowing people with vision impairment to independently access and read them using computer and mobile device screen readers and screen magnification software.

About the Actuate Expert Presentations

Williams and Davis will collaborate to provide a detailed overview and live demonstration of how the company’s PDF Accessibility Solution is implemented and deployed. This software is designed for the creation, storage, remediation and delivery of high volume, accessible content. Separately, Kelly will discuss the classifications of an accessible PDF, including the benefits of proper PDF tagging.

PDF Accessibility Seminar Information

When: Seminar runs 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Thomas Logan will present from 9:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.; Shannon Kelly and Lou Fioritto will present from 9:35 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. and Jeff Williams and Will Davis will present from 10:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Hampton Inn and Suites Charlotte/Southpark at Phillips Place, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.

How: Register online at http://www.actuate.com/Accessibility_Seminar_NC.

A complimentary continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided.

About Actuate (NASDAQ:BIRT) – The BIRT Company

Actuate provides software to more than three 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. BIRT Content Services™ empowers organizations to easily transform, process, personalize, archive and deliver high volume content. Actuate is headquartered in Silicon Valley with more than 5,000 enterprise customers in financial services, technology and government. Visit actuate.com and developer.actuate.com.

Copyright © 2014 Actuate Corporation. All rights reserved. Actuate, BIRT iHub, BIRT Analytics, BIRT Content Services, BIRT onDemand, BIRT Viewer Toolkit, and the Actuate logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Actuate Corporation and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between Actuate and any other company. All other brands, names or trademarks mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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