PDF/UA in a Nutshell

“PDF/UA in a Nutshell” will show you just what PDF/UA is. This brochure provides a clear summary of the key facts, the standard’s requirements, the latest developments and the current legal situation regarding PDF accessibility, all in one place. In addition, it suggests potential applications for the standard and lists the tools that can be used to create and validate PDF/UA-compliant documents. [...]

PDF/UA: The ISO standard for universal accessibility

Information plays a central role in society today, and it is becoming more and more common for that information to be offered in digital form alone. The reliable, user-friendly Portable Document Format (PDF) has become the world’s file type of choice for providing information as a digital document. [...]

Important Laws and regulations

Important Laws and regulations all over the world, in the US and in Europe. [...]

The history of PDF/UA

Für viele Menschen, zum Beispiel mit Sehbehinderung, blieb das Dateiformat PDF lange Zeit unzugänglich, da PDF ursprünglich auf die visuelle Präsentation fokussiert war. [...]

Accessible PDF: Users and usage

As a quality standard for universally accessible PDF documents aimed at both software developers and document creators, PDF/UA serves as a clear basic requirement for everyone involved in PDF creation. [...]

PDF/UA: Creation tools

In principle, universally-accessible PDF documents can either be generated directly during document creation, using a suitable program, or indirectly generated by adapting an existing PDF document. [...]

Validating PDF/UA compliance

A PDF document’s degree of accessibility is hard to determine at first glance. How, then, can you tell if and to what extent a PDF file meets the requirements of PDF/UA? [...]

Assistive technology for in-depth testing

So far, there are no PDF programs or assistive technologies which offer full PDF/UA compliance when providing access to tagged PDF documents. [...]

Added value for PDF users

Assistive Technologien, PDF-Programme und das Dateiformat PDF werden durch das PDF/UA-Regelwerk optimal aufeinander abgestimmt, damit möglichst alle Menschen einen technisch gut unterstützten Zugang zu den Inhalten von PDF-Dokumenten erhalten. [...]