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The PDF Association’s work to advance accessibility

January 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)

The PDF Association provides a vendor-neutral meeting-place for PDF technology stakeholders. A major focus of its work, and of the member-driven communities it hosts, is accessibility.

Today, the PDF Association operates 20 active Working Groups made up of experts from its member companies, liaison organizations and individual consultants. 30% of these groups are engaged, either directly or indirectly, with advancing accessibility in PDF technology.

This article reviews the PDF Association’s work on this vital subject, and provides a preview of the new publications and resources to come in 2024.

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Time to get on board with ARIA in PDF!?!

February 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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PDF Week Online 2024 week 2 is coming up! Did you know that PDF 2.0 adds ARIA to PDF? How about a PDF bigger than the universe? Are you going … Read more

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January 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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LibreOffice now supports PDF/UA! AI LLMs’ support for PDF is substandard, and is retarding innovation. Yet more misinformation about malware. … Read more

PDF in the Wild

December 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Verizon is tricked by a fraudulent PDF, a family tree of PDF specifications, veraPDF is tops for the Open Preservation … Read more

PDF in the Wild

November 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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We wanted to know how well ChatGPT processes PDF files. So we signed up for ChatGPT 4.0, the paid version, … Read more

PDF in the Wild

October 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The PDF Association is perhaps DARPA’s smallest-ever prime contractor. For DARPA’s SafeDocs program, however, it’s also the biggest success story.

PDF in the Wild

September 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Funky (but legit!) PDF, sneaky malware PDF, poisoned PDF, PDF for LEGO, NASA does PDF… it’s a wild PDF world … Read more

PDF in the Wild

August 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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LLMs and generative artificial intelligence, as much (or more) than everything else computers can do, is subject to the iron … Read more

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July 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The most recent specification of PDF doesn’t limit page size… at all. That’s up to the implementation.

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