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.
Berlin, 23 January 2017. After seeing a record number of attendees last year, the 2017 PDF Days will again be held in Berlin. The PDF Association invites interested parties to the Hotel Steglitz International for the two-day event on 15 and 16 May where they will be able to assemble their own personal bundle of knowledge regarding PDF as a global standard. Highlights will include the introduction of a new PDF initiative organised by the association which will make the PDF format more usable on devices of all sizes.
The focus of the PDF Days is on showing how PDF technology can help solve business-related problems. The agenda includes German- and English-language presentations, user reports and workshops. One subject in the limelight will be the new ISO 32000-2 standard (PDF 2.0) and the improvements it brings in terms of encryption, digital signatures and much more. Visitors will also receive up-to-date information about the PDF Association’s new initiative for optimising use of the PDF format on mobile devices – something that will decisively impact the future of PDF.
The presentations will also introduce other new PDF-related subjects, including PDF/Raster, a consciously simplified subset of PDF which enables the use of the PDF format within high-volume scanning solutions. Other standards discussed at the event will include PDF/A for long-term document archiving, ZUGFeRD for PDF/A-based invoices, and PDF/UA for universally accessible documents.
17 May will be a workshop day for users, featuring specialist events from Association members. Participants can again expect a comprehensive range of information on this day. The PDF Association will soon be releasing more details about the PDF Days Europe 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 Adlib Information Systems Inc., Adobe Systems Inc., callas software GmbH, Datalogics Inc., DocuSign Inc., Foxit Europe GmbH, intarsys consulting GmbH, levigo solutions GmbH, Nitro Software Inc. und Satz-Rechen-Zentrum (SRZ). 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.
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