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.
With more than 200 participants, this year’s PDF Days Europe was the largest to-date. Early feedback from attendees makes clear that it was also a great success.
PDF Days participants praised the leading PDF event for the cutting-edge presentations and excellent networking possibilities, and rated it as a highly effective and efficient means of researching their own needs and interests regarding this ISO-standardized electronic document technology.
ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0) and the internal PDF Association project known as “Next-Generation PDF” were particularly popular subjects, but not the only ones. Many sessions concentrated on utilizing current technology. Attendees learned about PDF/A services as a cloud solution, new PDF-based collaboration options, a centralized platform for uniform conversion to PDF and PDF/A, and novel uses for PDF/A-3. The creation of universally-accessible documents, including those conforming to PDF/UA, also drew many attendees.
In the near future the PDF Association will post presentations and videos from the event, so stay tuned!
The staff of the PDF Association would like to thank all participants for attending. We look forward to welcoming you to the PDF Days Europe in 2018!