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Update from the PDF/UA Standards Committee


Topics at the latest meeting of the PDF/UA Standards committee, held November 3, included mapping PDF/UA to WCAG 2.0 and continuing the review of ISO 32000-1, Ch. 14 in service of the ISO 14289 Imp. Guide. So far, the concept of mapping PDF/UA to WCAG 2.0 is in the discussion phase, but a plan is being considered. The discussion of ISO 32000-1, Ch. 14 in service of the ISO 14289 Imp. Guide considered clarity between marked content and tagged PDFs, and also the use of whitespace and the fact that PDF developers do not have to be concerned about whitespace across languages.


Author: Shawna McAlearney
Date: November 8, 2011

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Update from the PDF/UA Standards Committee

Topics at the latest meeting of the PDF/UA Standards committee, held November 3, included mapping PDF/UA to WCAG 2.0 and continuing the review of ISO 32000-1, Ch. 14 in service of the ISO 14289 Imp. Guide.

So far, the concept of mapping PDF/UA to WCAG 2.0 is in the discussion phase, but a plan is being considered.

The discussion of ISO 32000-1, Ch. 14 in service of the ISO 14289 Imp. Guide considered clarity between marked content and tagged PDFs, and also the use of whitespace and the fact that PDF developers do not have to be concerned about whitespace across languages.

The next meeting is scheduled for November 17.