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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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February 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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All PDF Association Full and Liaison Members who have joined Technical and/or Liaison Working Groups are welcome for two weeks … 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

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January 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The PDF, ICC, NITF and video datasets used in SafeDocs’ performer hackathons and evaluations are now available for download from … Read more

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January 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Adobe’s Standards Support Endowment, now in its sixth year, facilities administration of ISO TC 171 SC 2 and sustains the … Read more

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January 2024 by Matthias Wagner (PDF Association)
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The PDF Association has updated its website to make content and resources easier to find. We hope you like it!

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December 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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In 2023, the volunteers and staff of the PDF Association were busier than ever, with new working groups, resources, and … Read more

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December 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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PDF Week Online 2024 consists of 16 PDF Association Working Group meetings and 2 ISO working group meetings.

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December 2023 by Duff Johnson (PDF Association)
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It’s difficult to find other search terms that share PDF’s continuous upwards trend. Few technologies show this resilience, especially over … Read more

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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

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December 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Join this webinar to learn why PDF/X-1a was a good idea 20 years ago, but no longer today and find … Read more

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