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.
Who: Michael Karbe
Company: Actino Software GmbH
Job description: Consultant, project manager and entrepreneur for digital transformation and document formats.
PDF Association: The PDF Days Europe will be held in Berlin again. Do you have any personal connection with Berlin?
Michael Karbe: I have no personal connection with Berlin but it is still the most exciting thing in the world to explore the city more than 20 years after the unification.
PDF Association: At the PDF Days Europe, you will be hosting a presentation titled “PDF as a Service” – what’s that about?
Michael Karbe: To be more productive, we do not need more features, we need better integration, more automation and standard support. In my presentation I will show how web and cloud services could be a perfect solution to achieve these targets. The attendees will see that it is quite simple to implement and also very user-friendly.
PDF Association: Who is your presentation aimed at?
Michael Karbe: It’s aimed at enterprises and institutions who are thinking about corporate-wide solutions to replace paper-based workflows with PDF or optimize existing digital processes. It’s for people who would like to learn what can be done and for experienced users to get some ideas for more.
PDF Association: What will the people who attend your presentation be able to take away from it?
Michael Karbe: The attendees will see reference projects from archiving, office communication, collaboration or printing and learn that PDF with its object-orientated structure, metadata and job tickets provides all the properties needed for digital transformation. They will learn that server-based solutions support integrated processes much better and more cost-effectively than deploying and managing client applications.
PDF Association: The PDF Days Europe has become the leading PDF event. What makes the PDF Days so unique in your mind?
Michael Karbe: It’s finally the place where the whole PDF world comes together. No other event welcomes so many experts from different areas, and you always leave full of good ideas, new contacts and inspiration.
PDF Association: Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at PDF Days Europe 2017!