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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.

PDF Association’s Technical Conference 2012 Creates a New Expert Forum for PDF Standards

Targeted toward developers, system integrators, technical decision-makers and product managers, the PDF Association’s first Technical Conference 2012 will take place in Basel, March 27-28, 2012. The conference is open to both PDF Association member organizations and interested non-members as well.

Experts of the highest technical calibre will cover all aspects of current and future PDF standards such as PDF/A, PDF/VT, PDF/UA and PDF/X. Information at the conference will not be only a presentation, rather participants will have the opportunity to actively influence upcoming standards.

“With the Technical Conference 2012, we are offering a unique benefit to our members, says François Fernandès, acting head of the PDF Association’s Technical Working Group. “They have the opportunity to bring their development teams up to date on PDF standards over two intensive, cost-effective days.”

The conference will cover a range of themes, from processing incoming documents (scanning and OCR), to printing transparencies, device control using PDF/VT job tickets, embedded PDF/A files and signatures, and validation of existing PDF documents. Participants will have two presentations running in parallel to choose from at any time, allowing them to choose the most effective session for their needs.

Immediately after the welcome, the seven different PDF standards will be introduced in a “crash course” style overview: 7 Minutes with a PDF Standard by experts in each area. Additional presentations will provide opportunities for learning more about individual PDF standards.
Sessions will cover such topics as color data, scanned PDFs and OCR, and even fonts in the context of the standards. The conclusion of the event  will take a look at the prospects for PDF 3.0, as three visionaries each present possible scenarios.

Our line up of expert speakers ensures participants receive thorough training and answers to all their questions. There will be plenty of time across both days of the event for intensive exchanges of ideas.

View the full agenda and register now. Registration is 100 Euro for each member attending and 2,000 Euro for each non-member.

Web conferencing will be set up for PDF Association members who are unable to attend in person. Further information will be available soon.

About the PDF Association
Formerly known as the PDF/A Competence Center, the PDF Association is an international organization promoting awareness and adoption of open standards in digital document applications using PDF technology.

The association facilitates communication, connections 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 callas software GmbH, Compart AG, Crawford Technologies Inc., intarsys consulting GmbH, LuraTech Europe GmbH and NetCentric US. The association’s chairman is Olaf Drümmer, CEO of callas software GmbH. Duff Johnson, President of NetCentric US is the deputy chairman.

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Tags: PDF standards, Technical conference, developers
Categories: PDF, PDF/A, PDF/UA, PDF/X