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…
The Scandinavian chapter of the PDF Association has been in operation since 2014 and is always happy to accept new members. Please get in touch if you require more information.
Kent Åberg is the Chair of the Scandinavian chapter and Managing Director of NewFormat AB making information permanently accessible, searchable, readable and reusable for the future – for all; providing solutions and services for data- and document conversion, document capture and management, and publishing, based on recognized and open interoperability standards that are freely available and implementable. Kent Åberg can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Members in the Scandinavian chapter: