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…
Dov Isaacs, Principal Scientist at Adobe Systems, will be hosting a presentation titled “PDF & Open Data” at PDF Days Europe 2018.
Session Description: Everyone knows that PDF excels as a format for presentation (viewing and printing) as well as archiving of final form textual and graphical content, but when it comes to being able to access “data” in or even referenced by such final form content, the pundits posit that “PDFs are where data goes to die!
In this presentation, we will demonstrate that with relatively little effort, PDF final form presentation and underlying data are very compatible. With some creativity and planning as well as with augmented features of PDF 2.0, PDF is where data thrives.
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