How do we gain insight into how users’ views of documents are shifting? Google Trends is an increasingly interesting source of high-level marketplace data. By aggregating Google’s search data over time, reporting a term’s popularity as compared with all other searches.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.Members supporting PDF features!
The typical adoption curve for PDF technologies until approximately 2007 tended to track with that of the original PDF developer. Since then the marketplace has shifted; it’s no longer clear that Adobe drivesPDF feature support worldwide. Accordingly, we are happy to report that adoption of PDF 2.0 continues apace, with new vendors announcing their support every month.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…
PDF Association: At the PDF Days Europe, you will be hosting a presentation titled “Encryption with PDF 2.0” – what’s that about?
Roman Toda: Encryption has seen a significant change in PDF 2.0. This talk is for developers who need to keep supporting older versions of pdf format but also use advantage of more secure AES 256 encryption algorithm introduced with PDF 2.0. You’ll learn about deprecations and less used private/public key encryption. We will speak about technical details around the new unencrypted wrapper that offers a lot better user experience when it comes to alternative ways of encrypting PDF files.
PDF Association: Who is your presentation aimed at?
Roman Toda: I’m expecting that mainly developers and software architects will be interested in hearing all the technical aspects around protecting the content from unauthorised access. I’ll help them read the PDF specification and understand what are technical blockers when it comes to the implementation.
PDF Association: What will the people who attend your presentation be able to take away from it?
Roman Toda: The encryption is in PDF format since version 1.1 and we still see misconceptions and unrealistic expectations from users and developers. In the presentation I want to explain the basic principles. With significant amount of technical details people should be able to understand all the drawbacks and learn about new features that PDF 2.0 brings. We’ll answer questions like: What can be achieved and how with standard encryption methods? How to go beyond the spec and achieve full access control?
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