PDF Association logo.

Facebook
Twitter
YOUTUBE
LINKEDIN
XING
Start:
October 2, 2012
Time:
13:00
Location:

Australian National Library

City:
Canberra
Country:
Australia

Introducing PDF/UA

The event: “Introducing PDF/UA, the new ISO Standard for Accessible PDF Electronic Document Technology.”  is the first stop on a world tour by NetCentric President and US Committee Chair for PDF/UA Duff Johnson to promote awareness of PDF/UA and to highlight the potential of the new standard for ensuring equal access to electronic content to all users.

The Introducing PDF/UA tour is beginning in Canberra in recognition of Australia’s global leadership on access to electronic content. In addition to presentations on PDF and PDF/UA by Duff Johnson, the 2 October event will feature NV Access, the Brisbane-based non-profit and developers of the NVDA screen reader. NV Access is the first assistive technology developer worldwide to commit to supporting PDF/UA.

Hosted by NetCentric Technologies with sponsorship from the PDF Association and Adobe Systems, the event promises a full afternoon of information. Topics to be covered over the four hours will include:

  • Why we need PDF, What is PDF, and what is PDF/UA
  • The Screen Reader’s Perspective on PDF/UA
  • An Update from the Field
  • PDF/UA and WCAG 2.0
  • CommonLook Solutions for Accessible PDF
  • A Panel Discussion

Held in the Level 4 Conference Room at Canberra’s Australian National Library, Introducing PDF/UA begins promptly at 1300. There is no charge for attendance, but with space for just 100 a capacity audience is expected. Those interested in attending must sign up in advance. Members of the press are welcome to attend.

 

Published by

PDF Association

PDF Association logo

Share this article!