Monthly Archives: August 2013

PDF Association helps move ISO standard for accessible PDF documents to implementation

The Swiss non-profit foundation “Access for all” has published the PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC 2) the world’s first tool for verifying PDF documents conform with PDF/UA and are accessible to people with disabilities. The PDF Association contributed significantly to the development of PAC 2 in several ways. With these and other initiatives, the PDF Association underlines its commitment to universal accessibility in PDF, the world’s preferred format for electronic documents. [...]

PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC2) out now!

The freeware program PDF-Accessibility-Checker (PAC 2) provides a fast way to test the accessibility of PDF files. PAC2 supports both experts as well as end users conducting accessibility evaluations. [...]

DMS EXPO: PDF Association members to detail all PDF standards and new applications

At the DMS EXPO, from the 24th to the 26th of September 2013 in Stuttgart, PDF Association members will explain how these PDF standards work, covering PDF itself, PDF/A for long-term archiving and e-invoicing, PDF/UA for barrier-free PDF documents, PDF/VT for variable and transactional printing and PDF/X for sending printing masters. The primary focus at the DMS EXPO will be the issue of e-invoicing using PDF/A-3 and the ZUGFeRD data model. The day before the show, the PDF Association will hold a half-day seminar discussing the PDF/A standard and e-invoicing with PDF/A-3. [...]

Legally compliant, digital archiving with 3-Heights™ Document Converter in the PostFinance AD ACTA solution

PostFinance AG is an independent business division of the Swiss Post Office. Since the mid-1990s it has grown from being Switzerland’s number one payment transaction [...]

PDF Association releases Matterhorn Protocol, the Definitive Accessibility Testing Model for PDF Documents and Forms

The PDF Association is pleased to announce the publication of Matterhorn Protocol 1.0 to promote conformance with PDF/UA (ISO 14289), the international standard for accessible PDF files, readers and assistive technology. [...]

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The Matterhorn Protocol 1.0

Created primarily for software developers, the Matterhorn Protocol fosters PDF/UA adoption by specifying a series of tests enabling the effective exchange of information on PDF/UA conformance. [...]

PDF/UA in a Nutshell

PDF/UA in a Nutshell

ISO standard 14289-1, known as PDF/UA, was first published in the summer of 2012. It is the first complete definition of a set of requirements for universally accessible PDF documents. Rather than applying to the PDF file format alone, these clear specifications also define compliant assistive technology and PDF reading software. [...]

Digital born PDF/A – tough nut or (un)recognized potential?

How to overcome challenges when archiving digitally created documents – Article by Dr. Hans Bärfuss in the DOK.magazin [...]

PDF/UA in a Nutshell

PDF/UA in a Nutshell

PDF/UA in a Nutshell is now available as an ebook! Click here for details. ISO standard 14289-1, known as PDF/UA, was first published in the [...]