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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 Days Europe 2018 concludes with record number of attendees

Richard Cohn, Principal Scientist at Adobe and the co-author of PDF 1.0, gave the opening keynote at the PDF Days Europe 2018.

PDF Association expands its board of directors

2018 Board of Directors faces.Berlin. The newly elected board of the PDF Association now consists of eleven members. Two marketing experts have been added;Catherine Andersz of PDFTron Systems and Alaine Behler of iText Software. Peter Wyatt, ISO Project Leader for ISO 32000, will also enrich the international association’s leadership team. As the most important regions for the PDF Association, Germany and North America have equal representation with four members each. Matt Kuznicki of Datalogics Inc. remains chairman of the board, and Dietrich von Seggern of callas software GmbH will continue as his deputy.

“Our new board has extensive marketing know-how, not least thanks to Catherine Andersz and Alaine Behler,” said Thomas Zellmann, Managing Director of the PDF Association. “In Peter Wyatt, we have a new board member with a deep technical understanding of the PDF format. Together with our Executive Director Duff Johnson, he led the ISO project to develop PDF 2.0. With this expanded marketing and technological expertise, we look forward to continuing to promote PDF applications for digital documents.”

Boris Doubrov of Dual Lab, Justin Durkan of Nitro, François Fernandès of levigo solutions, Carsten Heiermann of Foxit Europe, Leonard Rosenthol of Adobe Systems and Dr. Bernd Wild of intarsys consulting have were re-elected as board members.

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 110 enterprises and numerous individual subject-matter experts from more than 20 countries.

The management board includes industry leaders from Adobe, callas software, Datalogics, Dual Lab, Foxit, intarsys consulting, iText, levigo solutions, Nitro Software and PDFTron, and ISO 32000 Project Leader Peter Wyatt. The association’s chairman is Matt Kuznicki, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Datalogics Inc. The Executive Director is Duff Johnson, independent consultant and ISO Project Leader of ISO 32000 and ISO 14289.

Editorial Contacts for North America:
PDF Association
Duff Johnson
Phone: +1.617 283 4226
duff.johnson@pdfa.org

Editorial Contacts for Europe:
Thomas Zellmann
Neue Kantstr. 14
D-14057 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 39 40 50 – 0
Fax: +49 30 39 40 50 – 99
thomas.zellmann@pdfa.org
www.pdfa.org

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Phone: +49 451 881 99 – 12
Fax: +49 451 881 99 – 29
pdfa@goodnews.de


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