With a month remaining before the doors open for the PDF Accessibility Days in Copenhagen on November 12-13, 2015 , I got in touch with Duff Johnson, who will speak at the conference about “How PDF/UA relates to WCAG 2.0”. As I have always struggled to see the relevance of WCAG 2.0 in my daily life as a PDF software developer and document producer alike, I took the opportunity to ask Duff for an interview
Compart North America präsentiert sich auf der diesjährigen Graph Expo in Chicago (Illinois, USA) mit einem neuen Konzept. Statt der bei Messen üblichen Produktvorführungen fokussiert der Spezialist für Multi-Channel Document Management die Interaktion …
Shannon Kelly, Global Accessibility Solutions Subject Matter Expert at Actuate, will discuss the PDF/UA (Universal Accessibility) standard and explain new methods for incorporating accessible content into an organizations communications.
After PDF/UA became an ISO standard in August 2012, WCAG just also became an international standard – its now possible to use ISO standards to meet the needs of organizations for a standardized approach to accessibility across a wide range of content.
A good overview of PDF/UA for the layman has been published on the University of Illinois, Chicago website. It provides some of the history behind it and explains why PDF/UA is needed. “…when you are developing PDF files using tools, make sure the PDF tools you buy and use support PDF/UA,” writes Kevin Price. “You will no longer have to shut out the needs of people with disabilities in the development of your PDF file if you use PDF/UA accessibility standards.”
Ohio State University’s Web Accessibility Center offers a webinar with tips for creating accessible PDF presentations from PowerPoint files. Ken Petri guides users through authoring content in PowerPoint so that those with vision and other disabilities are able to easily review presentations. His best practices will help ensure that PowerPoint presentations converted to PDF documents will be usable by everyone.