PDF/UA Introduced at ATIA

Adobe’s Greg Pisocky, Appligent’s Duff Johnson and Microsoft’s Cherie Ekholm together offered a presentation describing ISO/DIS 14289, better known as PDF/UA (Universal Accessibility).

The budding standard, targeted toward software developers, identifies elements in the PDF standard relevant to accessibility, specifies valid implementation of such elements in conforming files, and specifies requirements for conforming PDF readers and for conforming Assistive Technology (AT).

Country of Origin: United States

Source: Talking PDF blog

About PDF/UA Competence Center

The PDF/UA Competence Center focuses on developing a specification for accessible PDF, in particular ensuring conforming PDF files are accessible and usable to all, including those who use assistive technology.