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Mission Statement: To promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology through education, expertise and shared experience for stakeholders worldwide.
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Modernizing PDF Techniques for Accessibility

The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit will identify best-practices in tagging various cases in PDF documents. Questions to be addressed will likely include: the legal ways to tag a nested list, the correct way to caption multiple images, the appropriate way to organize content within headings.

Refried PDF

My hospital emailed me a medical records release form as a PDF. They told me to print it, fill it, sign it, scan it and return it to the medical records department, in that order. In 2018? To get the form via email (i.e., electronically), yet be asked to print it? Did the last 20 years just… not mean anything! So I thought I’d be clever. I’d fill it first, THEN print it. Or better yet, never print it, but sign it anyhow, and return it along with a note making the case for improving their workflow. The story continues…

Slides and video recordings of PDF Days Europe 2018

You missed the PDF Days Europe 2018? Never mind! Here you can find the slides and video recordings of all 32 stunning sessions!

Using PDF/UA in accessibility checklists

PDF/UA, like PDF itself, is internally complex, but used correctly, actually makes things easier.

PDF Association expands its board of directors

Catherine Andersz of PDFTron Systems, Alaine Behler of iText Software and Peter Wyatt, ISO Project Leader for ISO 32000 enrich the newly elected board of the PDF Association.

PDF Association board significantly expanded

Berlin, 04 July 2014. PDF Association has significantly expanded its board of directors. The now ten-member-strong committee is composed of representatives from leading forces within the PDF industry, five from Europe and five from North America, increasing the PDF Association’s clout as an international specialist association for PDF standards. Olaf Drümmer and Duff Johnson have been confirmed as the chairman and vice-chairman of the board respectively.

“Our newly-elected board brings together ten of the world’s leading minds in the field of PDF technology, most of whom are also active on a global scale within and alongside their companies. This puts us in the best possible position to once again significantly expand our activities in Europe and especially in North America”, said Olaf Drümmer.

The PDF Association board in detail:

•    Olaf Drümmer, callas software GmbH and axaio software GmbH
•    Duff Johnson, independent consultant and Project Leader of ISO 32000, the ISO-standardized PDF specification
•    Nora Calvillo, Adobe Systems Inc.
•    Peter Duff, Adlib Information Systems Inc.
•    François Fernandes, levigo solutions GmbH
•    Carsten Heiermann, LuraTech Europe GmbH
•    Andrew Holmes, Nitro Software Inc.
•    Hans-Joachim Hübner, Satz-Rechen-Zentrum (SRZ)
•    Matt Kuznicki, Datalogics Inc.
•    Dr. Bernd Wild, intarsys consulting GmbH

About the PDF Association

First established as the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006, today, the PDF Association is an international organization promoting awareness and adoption of open standards in digital document applications using PDF technology.
The association facilitates education, networking and communication, and the sharing of expertise and experience with interested parties worldwide. The current membership includes over 100 enterprises and numerous individual subject-matter experts from more than 20 countries.

The management board includes industry leaders from Adlib Information Systems Inc., Adobe Systems Inc., callas software GmbH, Datalogics Inc., intarsys consulting GmbH, levigo solutions GmbH, LuraTech Europe GmbH, Nitro Software Inc. und Satz-Rechen-Zentrum (SRZ) zusammen. The association’s chairman is Olaf Drümmer, CEO of callas software GmbH. Duff Johnson, ISO Project Leader for ISO 32000, the PDF Standard, is the association’s vice-chairman.

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Tags: PDF Association, PDF standards
Categories: PDF, PDF/A, PDF/UA