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Participating in the PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit

The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit’s objective is to establish a broad-based understanding of how PDF files should be tagged for accessibilty. It’s an opportunity to focus on establishing a common set of examples of accessible PDF content, and identify best-practice when tagging difficult cases.

Modernizing PDF Techniques for Accessibility

The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit will identify best-practices in tagging various cases in PDF documents. Questions to be addressed will likely include: the legal ways to tag a nested list, the correct way to caption multiple images, the appropriate way to organize content within headings.

Refried PDF

My hospital emailed me a medical records release form as a PDF. They told me to print it, fill it, sign it, scan it and return it to the medical records department, in that order. In 2018? To get the form via email (i.e., electronically), yet be asked to print it? Did the last 20 years just… not mean anything! So I thought I’d be clever. I’d fill it first, THEN print it. Or better yet, never print it, but sign it anyhow, and return it along with a note making the case for improving their workflow. The story continues…

Slides and video recordings of PDF Days Europe 2018

You missed the PDF Days Europe 2018? Never mind! Here you can find the slides and video recordings of all 32 stunning sessions!

Using PDF/UA in accessibility checklists

PDF/UA, like PDF itself, is internally complex, but used correctly, actually makes things easier.

First video recordings of the PDF Days Europe 2016

About 150 attendees from all over the world visited the PDF Days Europe 2016 in Berlin.

attendees_2016All video recordings – nearly 50 exciting presentations – will be available soon.

Here you can already find links to the first batch of video recordings:

Welcome! Olaf Drümmer, Chairman and Thomas Zellmann, Managing Director:

Keynote – Scott Mackey, Member of the Board: Utlilizing the PDF standard to drive business value:

Disrupting the world of document creation & distribution, New techniques, platforms and business models, Bruno Lowagie, iText:

Mobile PDF Scanning, Seamless business processes with smartphones, Carsten Heiermann, LuraTech:

Classification of PDF documents, How you can optimize your processes, Michael Fuchs, ABBYY:

Definitive validation – a pipe dream?  Viable concepts for validation and conformance testing, Leonard Rosenthol, Adobe; Olaf Drümmer, callas software:

Panel discussion: Do we really need PDF validation, and what should it actually look like?

What you might have missed today! Wrap-up from all four educational tracks?·?Hans-Joachim Hübner, Bernd Wild, Olaf Drümmer, Duff Johnson and Matt Kuznicki:


Tags: PDF Days Europe
Categories: PDF, PDF Association, PDF/A