Focusing on long-term archiving with PDF/A: The PDF Association at conhIT

At conhIT, the industry event in Berlin for healthcare IT, the PDF Association will advise on how to implement and use PDF standards and formats in the healthcare industry. From the 24th to the 26th of April, the PDF Association’s experts will be at stand E-113, Hall 1.2. There, they will talk to visitors and answer questions about PDF/A in particular, the ISO standard for long-term document storage. Additional points of interest for conhIT visitors will be the stands belonging to PDF Association members DMI, Optimal Systems and secrypt.

PDF Association Continues Series of Seminars in Scandinavia

By popular demand, the PDF Association will hold two more PDF/A seminars in the Scandinavian region. One will take place on the 17th of April 2012, the first to be held in Oslo, Norway. The PDF specialists will then come to Stockholm on the 31st of May 2012. Last year over 70 participants came to the first PDF/A seminar here.

PDF Developers Meet in Basel, Switzerland

In the last week of March 2012 the PDF Association organized the world’s first PDF Technical Conference in Basel, Switzerland. Over 60 PDF developers from a dozen countries were in attendance. Adobe Systems kindly allowed a temporary overrun of their otherwise calm workspaces by hordes of developers from across the globe. Conference topics were oriented to the needs and interests of developers, including in-depth technical information. All conference sessions were recorded; the original slides and the presentations themselves are available from the PDf Association Intranet. [...]

PDF Association Arranges Its First Seminar on PDF/A to Include Standards 1 to 3

The PDF Association will hold a seminar on the subject of archiving with PDF/A on the 12th of June 2012 in Frankfurt am Main. The intended audience includes technical specialists, project managers and executives from the administrative and IT departments of businesses and public bodies, as well as business consultants, software houses and systems integrators. [...]

Coming Soon: Achieving WCAG 2.0 with PDF/UA

Many organizations and government regulators see web content accessibility through the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) lens. There are only a few correct ways to structure and “read” a file from an accessibility standpoint, and that’s what you need to know to make PDF comply with WCAG 2.0. This mapping helps PDF and accessibility developers alike come to terms with what it means to comply with WCAG 2.0 using the PDF format. [...]

Statement on the U.S. Access Board December 2011 ANPRM

While applauding the approach taken by the U.S. Access Board in choosing to reference established technical accessibility standards, the PDF Association wishes to express concern regarding the implementation of these regulations in the PDF context, and likely, other contexts as well. The PDF/UA Competence Center shares its official views. [...]

Technical Conference 2012 of the PDF Association · March 27-28, 2012 · Basel, Switzerland

The PDF Association invites its members to attend the Technical Conference 2012, to be held March 27-28, 2012 in Basel (Switzerland). [...]

PDF Association Newsletter: Issue 24

PDF/A is not just a de jure standard – it has established itself as the de facto market standard. PDF/A is a must for long-term archiving now; life without it is simply unimaginable. [...]

3-Heights™ PDF Validator Verifies Electronic Insurance Applications for the German Insurer ARAG

ARAG IT required a robust, reliable and high-performance solution that supports the new PDF/A-2 standard. The decision fell to the 3-Heights™ PDF Validator, thanks to its easy to integrate Java interface as well as the excellent support that the customer could rely on during the evaluation phase. [...]

PDF Association Takes On PDF/A in the Healthcare Sector

While attending the Schliersee Conference recently, the PDF Association founded the “PDF/A in Health Care” Special Interest Group (SIG). During the leading healthcare conference, seven member firms took part in the founding meeting. The SIG’s goal is to promote the subject of PDF/A in the healthcare sector. Its first planned actions are the creation of a white paper on “PDF/A in Health Care” and attendance at this year’s ConHIT healthcare IT industry event. [...]