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…
Interoperability is key to PDF’s value-proposition. And yet, PDF is a vast and complex format; perhaps no single product supports 100% of PDF.
Many features and PDF subsets are designed for use in vertical marketplaces such as high-end and transactional printing, engineering, archival and more.
As the meeting-place of the PDF industry, the PDF Association’s role, in part, is to promote members’ support for ISO-standardized PDF technology.
The following pages list members who make a specific point of their support for standardized PDF specifications in their products and services.