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.
ARMA International, the professional association for records-managers, held its 56th annual conference and exposition at the Gaylord National Hotel near Washington DC over October 17th and 18th. The PDF Associations PDF/A Competence Center booth was there to educate vendors and attendees alike on the value of PDF/A in records management and of International Standards for PDF in general.
Staffing the PDF Associations booth was Duff Johnson, Vice-Chair of the PDF Association and Jeff Howcroft of NetCentric, a partner member of the PDF Association.
Over the course of two days we spoke with dozens of records-management professionals and vendors and learned a few details of interest to PDF Association members.
Of the questions we received at the booth the following came up several times or were otherwise of note:
The greatest problem encountered with PDF/A was the inability (in some implementations) to alter a document marked as complying with ISO 19005. This “feature” was regarded as an unwanted interference in document management workflows. A typical comment: “Why does PDF/A lock the document? What if I need to replace a page?”