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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.

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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…

Plenum at the 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!

Germany Chapter

PDF/A is already widely accepted and used in Germany in many sectors and application areas. PDF/UA for accessibilty became more important in the last years.A lot of members of the PDF Association have their headquarters in Germany.


Local Contact

MichaelKarbeMichael Karbe
Michael Karbe is the local contact person for Germany. He is President of Actino Software GmbH and a PDF Association Member. The company is an entrepreneur of PDF-based solutions and provides unique tools for document processing since the early days of PDF.
Phone: +49 2251 14 80-20
karbe@actino.de

Country Sponsor

Thomas Zellmann
Thomas Zellmann is managing director of the PDF Association and country sponsor for Germany. Thomas Zellmann is working especially in the banking/insurance and archives/libraries segments.
Phone: +49 30 39 40 50 50
thomas.zellmann@pdfa.org

Members in Country

Over 50 companies from Germany are PDF Association members.
You can find the current members here:
https://www.pdfa.org/member/?country=DE

Recommendations and legal requirements

  • Standard eBilling based on the ISO Standard PDF/A as Document Format
  • University of Potsdam stores documents on their publications server in PDF/A format
  • File Delivery: German National Library prefers PDF/A
  • Federal Government Coordination and Advisory Agency for IT in the Federal Administration assesses PDF/A-1
  • PDF/A for electronic ways of legal communication

Cooperation Partners

The PDF Association cooperates with international associations dealing with Document Management, Enterprise Content Management and long-term archiving.

Materials

Due to a lot of members in Germany, most materials are also available in German:

DMS or PDF related Magazines

  • BIT is the official association magazine