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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 Days Europe 2018 concludes with record number of attendees

Richard Cohn at the PDF Days Europe 2018

Berlin. With 300 attendees registered for PDF Days Europe 2018, this year’s event was the most popular yet. The agenda included over 30 presentations and panel discussions divided into three parallel tracks. To mark the 25th anniversary of the PDF format, Richard Cohn, Principal Scientist at Adobe and the co-author of PDF 1.0, gave the opening keynote.

The first PDF Days Europe event took place in 2014; since then attendee numbers have increased each year. “We are very pleased to see more and more users, developers, and decision-makers using PDF Days Europe to broaden their knowledge of the leading developer-independent document format,” said Thomas Zellmann, Managing Director of the PDF Association.

The event’s three tracks were aimed at users, developers and marketers of PDF solutions. Each track included essential information about the PDF format, its specifications, and practical usage options appropriate to each audience. In several presentations, for example, experts showed how users could create universally accessible PDF documents.

The agenda also featured the use of electronic signatures and how the PDF format can be useful to compliance with the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Developers attending the event praised in particular the numerous technical presentations, where speakers discussed the changes arising from PDF 2.0. In addition to the presentations, which focused on specific technical or practical subjects, PDF Days attendees enjoyed several panel discussions. In particular, the panel session entitled: “5 visions of a PDF future” was very well-received.

Following two days of presentations and panel sessions, PDF Days concluded with a day of Post-Conference workshops on issues ranging from PDF accessibility to PDF 2.0 interoperability as well as several vendor-specific subjects.

The PDF Association will soon publish the presentations and video recordings from PDF Days Europe 2018 on its website at www.pdfa.org.

About the PDF Association:
First established as the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006, today, the PDF Association is an international organization promoting awareness and adoption of open standards in digital document applications using PDF technology. The association facilitates education, networking and communication, 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 Adobe, callas software, Datalogics, Dual Lab, Foxit, intarsys consulting, iText, levigo solutions, Nitro Software and PDFTron, and ISO 32000 Project Leader Peter Wyatt. The association’s chairman is Matt Kuznicki, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Datalogics Inc. The Executive Director is Duff Johnson, independent consultant and ISO Project Leader of ISO 32000 and ISO 14289.
Further Information: www.pdfa.org

Editorial Contacts for North America:
PDF Association
Duff Johnson
Phone: +1.617 283 4226

Editorial Contacts for Europe:
Thomas Zellmann
Neue Kantstr. 14
D-14057 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 39 40 50 – 0
Fax: +49 30 39 40 50 – 99

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Nicole Gauger
Kolberger Str. 36
D-23617 Stockelsdorf
Phone: +49 451 881 99 – 12
Fax: +49 451 881 99 – 29

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