Accessibility Service Bureau WG

The Accessibility Service Bureau Working Group (SBWG) was formed to provide a vendors-only forum in which service providers could discuss specific interests and to help establish best practices in regards to content authoring and PDF remediation.

Oftentimes it's stated that the standards leave "room for interpretation" and, as such, one of the goals of this working group is to provide guidance to, and for, its members. Another goal of the SBWG is to not only better understand how current and future Assistive Technology (AT) process PDF documents, but also to bridge the gap between PDF standards implementation and treatment/processing by AT.  In addition, it's our hope that AT developers would be open to learning from the findings and recommendations of this group so as to provide end-users with the best, most useful and accessible experience.

Participation in the SBWG is open to all PDF Association members. Independent accessibility professionals who are not current members of the PDF Association may also contribute; please email the PDF Association to learn more about becoming an invited expert.

NOTE: Invited experts do not enjoy any other rights of membership in the PDF Association, nor do they have access to PDF Association members-only resources, including the PDF/UA TWG, PDF/UA MWG, PDF Accessibility LWG, or to draft ISO documents.

Paul Rayius
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