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NVDA goes PDF/UA! The PDF Association Steps Up to Fund Development of the World’s First PDF/UA Conforming Screen Reader

To promote awareness of PDF/UA, the forthcoming ISO Standard for accessible PDF, the PDF Association has partnered with the non-profit-organisation Access for All to solicit its members and others to join in helping the Australian non-profit NV Access enhance their …



ISO Standards: Update from Bellevue

The twice-annual PDF Standards Week for the winter of 2011-2012 was hosted by Microsoft in their Bravern facility in Bellevue, Washington during the first week of December, 2011. Present to conduct the meetings were delegates from Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, …



PDF/A Competence Center Expands to PDF Association to Cover ALL Open International Standards for PDF!

The PDF/A Competence Center is now part of a larger organization dedicated to promoting International Standards for PDF. As the PDF Association, numerous world-leading companies and experts in PDF technology will exchange information and experiences about all PDF standards, including …



Isartor Test Suite (Terms of Use & Download)

The Isartor test suite is available from www.pdfa.org free of charge. It can be used to check PDF validation software and software vendors can use it to “certify” that their products conform in full or in part to the Isartor …



100th German Library Day Steps into the Future with PDF/A

More than 3,000 librarians from all provinces will exchange experiences and learn about new trends and developments in librarianship, including PDF/A, which has established itself gradually as the preferred archival format. PDF/A, the ISO 19005 standard for long-term archiving in …



Thinking Beyond the PDF

Duff Johnson considers the Beyond the PDF workshop and suggests PDF/E as a means of developing real-world solutions for science publishing.



Reviewing the Australian Government’s Report on PDF Accessibility

Duff Johnson reviews a recent report on PDF content accessibility produced by the Australian federal government. The Report accurately characterizes the current state of affairs for Assistive Technology (AT) users attempting to interact with PDF content. However, it does not …



A Historic Setting for the 4th PDF/A Conference Sets the Stage for the Future

The PDF/A Competence Center, the professional association of the PDF/A community, expects great progress in PDF/A adoption over the next two years. The Center’s new Board reflects increasing international focus, with Germany’s Olaf Drümmer as the new chairman of the …



Accessibility: What PDF/A-1a Really Means

NOTE: Since this article was published the ISO specification for PDF/A has added new “parts”. Visit the PDF/A resource page for current information on published versions of PDF/A.    Executive Summary PDF/A-1a is the higher of the two conformance levels …



XMP Metadata in PDF/A – European Patent Documents in PDF/A

The European Patent Convention says up to 4,000 new patent applications and specifications are published every week. Since its foundation in 1978, the European Patent Office has published around 3.3 million patent documents. The global intellectual property database espacenet storing …