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PDF Liberation Hackathon — Jan 17-19, 2014

The Sunlight Foundation PDF Liberation Hackathon will be held at 6 locations on the Jan 17-19, 2014, weekend. It will focus on applying PDF extraction technologies to real world problems. For more information, please see http://pdfliberation.wordpress.com.



PDF Association helps move ISO standard for accessible PDF documents to implementation

The Swiss non-profit foundation “Access for all” has published the PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC 2) the world’s first tool for verifying PDF documents conform with PDF/UA and are accessible to people with disabilities. The PDF Association contributed significantly to the …



PDF/UA in a Nutshell

“PDF/UA in a Nutshell” will show you just what PDF/UA is. This brochure provides a clear summary of the key facts, the standard’s requirements, the latest developments and the current legal situation regarding PDF accessibility, all in one place. In …



It Just Works: PDF turns 20!

At 20 years of age PDF has remained very cool with customers and end users. Largely immune to the buzz and hype of Internet technologies PDF still dominates the idea of “an electronic document” worldwide.



“Introducing PDF/UA” World Tour Starts 2 October in Canberra

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Melbourne, Australia. NetCentric Technologies, the world’s leading PDF accessibility vendor and maker of CommonLook suite of tools and services, will be joined by NV Access and Vision Australia in an unique educational event: “Introducing PDF/UA, the …



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 …



PDF Association Vice-Chair Testifies Before U.S. Access Board on Behalf of PDF/UA

The December 2011 ANPRM asserts “…it is straightforward to apply the WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria and Conformance Requirements to all electronic content.” NetCentric’s Duff Johnson, chair of the US Committee for PDF/UA, contests this claim, provides examples to show PDF/UA’s …



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 …



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 …



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