The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit’s objective is to establish a broad-based understanding of how PDF files should be tagged for accessibilty. It’s an opportunity to focus on establishing a common set of examples of accessible PDF content, and identify best-practice when tagging difficult cases.
The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit will identify best-practices in tagging various cases in PDF documents. Questions to be addressed will likely include: the legal ways to tag a nested list, the correct way to caption multiple images, the appropriate way to organize content within headings.
My hospital emailed me a medical records release form as a PDF. They told me to print it, fill it, sign it, scan it and return it to the medical records department, in that order. In 2018? To get the form via email (i.e., electronically), yet be asked to print it? Did the last 20 years just… not mean anything! So I thought I’d be clever. I’d fill it first, THEN print it. Or better yet, never print it, but sign it anyhow, and return it along with a note making the case for improving their workflow. The story continues…
The UK chapter of the PDF Association has been in operation since 2010 and is always happy to accept new members. Please get in touch if you require more information.
Tim Nelms is the European Director of Crawford Technologies and works with the world’s biggest banks, insurers, utilities and healthcare providers to print and digitise their customer communications. Tim’s experience in the ECM industry includes working on some of Europe and North America’s largest archiving projects with EMC, IBM, Alfresco, Adobe and Microsoft.
Tim is a passionate advocate of PDF technologies and in particular is a regular speaker and contributor to the debate on standards like PDF/A and PDF/UA. Tim’s daily goal is to ensure that every public and private sector organisations benefits by transforming into a digital businesses.
Justin Durkan as board member is Country Sponsor for the Benelux.
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