PDF Association releases Matterhorn Protocol, the Definitive Accessibility Testing Model for PDF Documents and Forms

The PDF Association is pleased to announce the publication of Matterhorn Protocol 1.0 to promote conformance with PDF/UA (ISO 14289), the international standard for accessible PDF files, readers and assistive technology. [...]

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The Matterhorn Protocol 1.0

Created primarily for software developers, the Matterhorn Protocol fosters PDF/UA adoption by specifying a series of tests enabling the effective exchange of information on PDF/UA conformance. [...]

PDF Standards and PDF/A in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Within the pharmaceutical branch there exist numerous important documents with high demands on document quality which typically must be archived for extended periods of time. [...]

A Successful Technical Conference for PDF’s Birthday

The PDF Association celebrated a particularly special birthday as part of its most recent Technical Conference: it has now been 20 years since the PDF format was first published. [...]

PDF/UA: The key facts

What does “universal accessibility” actually mean when it comes to PDFs? It is the idea that everyone should be equally able to independently access and use the information contained within a PDF document. [...]

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. [...]