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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.

PDF Day: The ROI

PDF Day logoPDF Day is coming next week to Washington DC and New York City! What can IT and records managers and executives expect?

It’s no secret that organizations everywhere use PDF all day, every day. From exchanging contracts to checking proofs, from transaction records to delivering reference information to users, PDF is the ubiquitous electronic media for content that used to live on paper.

And yet, PDF delivers far more than a replacement for paper. This ISO-standardized, universally-accepted format is far more powerful than most users suspect.

PDF Day is an educational, non-commercial event designed to educate IT decision-makers about how PDF can address business problems. Speakers are subject matter experts, not marketers. PDF Day attendees will learn:

  • How PDF/A reduces risks and improves efficiency when sharing or storing documents
  • How PDF attachments can reduce transaction costs by containing machine-readable information to automate invoicing and other exchange-of-data procedures
  • How digital signatures can provide a range of valuable capabilities, from tamper-protection to authentication, revocation and more
  • How the common platform of PDF technology allows users to collaborate on document reviews online and offline
  • How to manage privacy concerns in electronic documents
  • How to conform to regulatory requirements for accessible (Section 508 and ADA) electronic content
  • …and more

What’s the return on your investment for attending PDF Day?

  • You’ll see how intelligent use of PDF can reduce costs and refine workflows in everyday business processes
  • You’ll think of new ways of communicating with end-users, vendors and the public
  • You’ll be be better equipped to assess existing and plan new enterprise content deployments
  • You’ll be able to leverage this powerful format throughout your organization
  • You’ll be able to ask better questions of your ECM and other IT vendors

Review the programs for PDF Day in Washington and New York to learn more about specific sessions.

 Register for PDF Day today!

The first 20 attendees to use promotion code: I-NEED-A-PDF-DAY get 50% off the regular attendee rate!

In Washington DC on December 10:


In New York City on December 11:


Tags: PDF Day
Categories: PDF