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. [...]

The potential benefits of PDF/UA

PDF/UA defines a standardised, universal set of requirements for PDF accessibility. These guidelines serve as a roadmap for everyone involved with the standard, guaranteeing that the relevant software, hardware and digital documents can work together as effectively as possible – provided they comply with the standard. [...]

Laws paving the way for PDF/UA

In 2006, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities, which came into force on the 3rd of May 2008. [...]

Learn more about PDF/UA

If you want to learn more about PDF technology, either in general or as it relates to a specific subject, then the PDF Association is the perfect point of contact. [...]

What the experts are saying

Accessibility experts Klaus-Peter Wegge and Markus Riesch report on their first impressions of PDF/UA and assess how it can grow from here. [...]