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Mission Statement: To promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology through education, expertise and shared experience for stakeholders worldwide.
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Participating in the PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit

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.

Interview with Neil Pitman, Managing Director of Aquaforest, about PDF Days Europe 2018

Neil PitmanPDF Association: At the PDF Days Europe, you will be hosting a presentation titled “GDPR and PDF – Are You Ready?” – what’s that about?

Neil Pitman: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) comes into force on May 25th 2018. The GDPR strengthens and unifies data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). Organizations hold vast amounts of personal data in PDF files and need to make sure that their processes and technologies are able to support GDPR requirements including data access requests, the right to be forgotten and many others identified in the 99 articles of the GDPR. The session will provide a brief overview of GDPR requirements and concentrate on PDF-specific aspects including identification of Personally Identifiable Information(PII) in PDFs, Exporting, Security and Redaction.

PDF Association: Who is your presentation aimed at?

Neil Pitman: End Users, Service Providers and PDF Vendors who need to understand how GDPR may impact their management and processing of PDF documents.

PDF Association: What will the people who attend your presentation be able to take away from it?

Neil Pitman: They will take away an understanding of some of the complexity of the interaction between certain GDPR articles and PDF. One example would be an understanding of article 15 (Right of access by the data subject) and what this means in practical terms of finding, extracting, reviewing, exporting and redacting PDF documents.

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