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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.

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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.

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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…

Supporting PDF/UA (services)

The PDF Association recognizes members offering services in support of ISO 14289 (PDF/UA)! We also recognize software vendors supporting PDF/UA.

See the key for more information about this table.

NOTE: All claims are as made by the service provider, and have not been vetted by the PDF Association. Please see each vendor’s “info” link for additional information.

Vendor Remediate QA Training Coaching Word
Accessibil-IT More information.
Axes4 More information.
CommonLook        Unchecked. More information.
IncluDoc Unchecked. More information.
NewFormat AB           More information.
SRZ Berlin    Unchecked.  Unchecked.  Unchecked.  Unchecked. More information.
W.E.Weinmann e.K.      Unchecked.  Unchecked. More information.

Key to service features


Correction of the logical structure tree of a tagged PDF file to meet PDF/UA conformance requirements.


Verification of PDF/UA conformance based on the Matterhorn Protocol‘s set of checks.


Provision of comprehensive education in PDF accessibility.


Provision of online interactive services to assist customers learn how to make PDF files accessible.

Word templates

Provision of Word template development services.

InDesign templates

Provision of InDesign template development services.