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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.

Hotel Recommendations and Sightseeing Tips for PDF Days Europe 2016 in Berlin!

Will we see you at PDF Days Europe 2016?
Great!
Here are some hotel recommendations and sightseeing tips near the event location (the GLS campus).

Hotels

Hotel Jurine, starting from 93.-€
http://jurine.de/_en_index.html
The  Hotel Jurine in the centre of Berlin has all the atmosphere of a French city hotel, but in the middle of the German capital. At this superlative hotel you will find an international standard of comfort ? the very place to  rest and recuperate in a harmonious environment. Try our summer and winter gardens.

Hostel Pfefferbett, starting from 82.-€
https://www.pfefferbett.de/en/home.html
Spend the night on the site of a former brewery – a unique Berlin experience! The Pfefferbett Hostel Berlin is located on the historic grounds of the industrial monument “Pfefferberg” in Berlin’s trendy district Prenzlauer Berg. Besides our hostel you can find here artists’ studios, galleries, a theatre, clubs, and restaurants with a beer garden which all revive the heritage-protected area.

Hotel IBIS Styles Berlin, starting from 59.-€
http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-7956-ibis-styles-berlin-alexanderplatz/index.shtml
Breakfast and WIFI access are available free of charge at the ibis Styles Berlin Alexanderplatz hotel. These free services are valid at any ibis Styles hotel. The 3-star hotel is located in the heart of Berlin right next to Alexanderplatz, with easy access to public transport and to the city’s many attractions
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Hotel Kastanienhof, starting from 85.-€
http://kastanienhof.biz/ (only German Homepage)

Sightseeing

Hackesche Höfe

Berlin courtyard at Hackescher Markt.

Hackesche Höfe – © Pierre Adenis

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hackesche Höfe have developed into the central contact point for both Berliners and people visiting Berlin. Lavishly restored, these courtyards are located in the historic “Scheunenviertel” or “barn district” in the Spandau suburb of Berlin-Mitte.

Brandenburg Gate

A symbol of unity.

Brandenburger Tor – © Scholvien

While the only remaining city gate of Berlin formerly used to represent the separation of the city between East and West Berlin, since the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 the Brandenburg Gate has now come to symbolize German unity. In addition, this gate made of sandstone is one of the finest examples of German classicism.

Alexanderplatz

Germany`s largest square!

Alexanderplatz – © visitBerlin / Koch

Alexanderplatz is one of the most famous squares in Berlin and certainly the largest. Named after the Russian Czar Alexander I, who visited the capital of  Prussia in 1805, “Alex” became a traffic hub when a train station was established there in 1882. The construction of the Central Market Hall (1886) and Tietz department store between 1904 to 1911 transformed Alexanderplatz into one of the main shopping areas of Berlin.  It was even made famous in 1929 by Alfred Doblin’s classic novel “Berlin Alexanderplatz.”

Kurfürstendamm

From the bridle path to the boulevard.

Kurfürstendamm – © Scholvien

“Kudamm” is the most popular place for going on a stroll in Berlin. The 3,5 km long boulevard goes all the way from Breitscheidplatz in Charlottenburg, where the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is located, to the Rathenauplatz in Grunewald, where the villa district of the western part of Berlin begins.


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