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 North American Chapter of the PDF Association is expanding its services to members. Get in touch to learn more!
As Executive Director, Duff Johnson is Chairman of the North American chapter. A veteran of the electronic document industry, Duff serves as Project Co-Leader of ISO 32000 (PDF) and US Chair and Spokesperson for ISO 14289 (PDF/UA).
In 1996, Duff founded Document Solutions, Inc., the first electronic document service bureau dedicated to PDF technology. More recently, he has served as CEO of Appligent Document Solutions, one of the first companies producing commercial software to manipulate PDF files, and later, as President of NetCentric Technologies.
Phone: +1 617 283 4226
The PDF Association cooperates with international associations dealing with Document Management and Enterprise Content Management issues. In North America, our partner organizations include: