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.Modernizing PDF Techniques for Accessibility
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.Refried PDF
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…Slides and video recordings of PDF Days Europe 2018
You missed the PDF Days Europe 2018? Never mind! Here you can find the slides and video recordings of all 32 stunning sessions!Using PDF/UA in accessibility checklists
PDF/UA, like PDF itself, is internally complex, but used correctly, actually makes things easier.
Berlin / New Orleans. The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) has awarded its Thomas Bagg Standards Award to Duff Johnson, Executive Director of the PDF Association, in recognition of his twelve years of service to the field of standards development. Johnson received the award at AIIMs recent conference in New Orleans.
Im deeply honored to receive the Thomas Bagg Standards Award, said Duff Johnson. AIIM has a long history of standards-development in enterprise content management, and Im proud to have contributed to that legacy.
Duff Johnson has led the US committee for PDF/UA (ISO 14289) since 2005. Since 2011, he has also served as ISO Project Leader for the international committee managing the ISO 32000 standard, the specification for PDF. Duff is also a regular contributor to the ISO committees for the PDF/A (archive) and PDF/E (engineering) specifications.
The Thomas Bagg Award is given in memory of Thomas C. Bagg Jr., who was well-known as a leading expert in the international standards community. In most years, AIIM honors an engaged personality within the community in his name.
About the PDF Association
First established as the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006, today, the PDF Association is an international organization promoting awareness and adoption of open standards in digital document applications using PDF technology.
The association facilitates education, networking and communication, and the sharing of expertise and experience with interested parties worldwide. The current membership includes over 100 enterprises and numerous individual subject-matter experts from more than 20 countries.
The management board includes industry leaders from Adlib Information Systems Inc., Adobe Systems Inc., callas software GmbH, Datalogics Inc., DocuSign Inc., intarsys consulting GmbH, levigo solutions GmbH, LuraTech Europe GmbH, Nitro Software Inc. and Satz-Rechen-Zentrum (SRZ). The associations chairman is Olaf Drümmer, CEO of callas software GmbH. Peter Duff, President and CEO of Adlib Software, is the associations vice-chairman.