Since its beginnings in 1993, PDF technology has become a gigantic ecosystem with thousands of different providers. Originally a proprietary file format, today PDF is a critical part of global IT infrastructure used in almost every sector and industry imaginable. On the 16th and 17th of June 2014, the PDF Association is dedicating another event entirely to the format: PDF Days Europe. [...]
«PDF Days in Europe 2014» will start with the Educational Day – three tracks of presentations on a wide range of PDF topics, including introductory sessions for [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
PDF Association Technical Conference to feature two days of intensive education for electronic document software developers and technical product managers
The PDF Association expects a wide variety of developers to congregate in Seattle for the first-ever PDF Association Technical Conference in North America, scheduled for August 14-16 2013 and hosted by Adobe Systems at their campus on Lake Union. [...]
The PDF Association’s second Technical Conference will take place from the 18th to the 19th of June 2013. This year, the conference will take place in Königswinter, near Bonn / Germany. [...]
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You can read now all articles from the 3rd International PDF/A Conference on pdfa.org now. The complete overview of the papers.
After PDF/UA became an ISO standard in August 2012, WCAG just also became an international standard – it’s now possible to use ISO standards to meet the needs of organizations for a standardized approach to accessibility across a wide range of content.” [...]