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Shawna McAlearney

Shawna McAlearney is the Marketing Specialist for Appligent Document Solutions.
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Participating in the PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit

The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit’s objective is to establish a broad-based understanding of how PDF files should be tagged for accessibilty. It’s an opportunity to focus on establishing a common set of examples of accessible PDF content, and identify best-practice when tagging difficult cases.

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!

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PDF/A Competence Center Founds Benelux Chapter

July 13, 2010 (Berlin, Woerden) – After North America and Italy, the PDF/A Competence Center is now represented by its own local chapter in the Benelux countries. At the recent founding meeting in Woerden in the Netherlands, Dominique Hermans of DO Consultancy was elected as head of the group and Frank Rem of Tall Components as his deputy.

The Benelux chapter is part of the strategy of the internationally active PDF/A Competence Center to establish the ISO standard PDF/A for long-term archiving further in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. With this in mind, the organization held a member meeting on July 8, 2010 in Woerden to get the new chapter started. The eleven companies represented at the meeting included the German firms callas software and LuraTech Europe. Others present were Adobe, DO Consultancy, Document Dialog, DSM, Four Pees, Holland Ridderkerk, Livnara, and Tall Components.

The first joint action planned by the chapter is a PDF/A seminar on December 2 in Woerden, which DO Consultancy will organize together with the PDF/A Competence Center.

About PDF/A
The ISO 19005 standard (PDF/A) defines requirements for creating documents suitable for archiving based on the widely available PDF format. The standard specifies in detail what content is allowed and what is not. These and other specifications are intended to ensure long-term readability of the documents regardless of the application software and operating system in which they were originally produced. The advantages of PDF/A such as full-text search capabilities have led it to already replace TIFF as the preferred archiving format in numerous international governmental organizations as well as in private industries.

About the PDF/A Competence Center
The PDF/A Competence Center was established as an international association in 2006. The objective of the association is to promote the
exchange of information and experience in the field of long-term archiving in accordance with ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The management board is composed of executives from callas software GmbH, Compart AG, intarsys consulting GmbH, LuraTech Europe GmbH, PDF Tools AG (CH), PDFlib GmbH and SEAL Systems AG. Within less than three years, more than 100 companies and various experts from about 20 countries have joined the PDF/A Competence Center. The executive chairman is Harald Grumser, CEO of Compart AG, Dr. Hans Baerfuss, CEO of PDF Tools AG, Switzerland, is the executive vice-chairman.

Editorial contact:
PDF/A Competence Center
c/o LuraTech Europe GmbH
Phone: +49 30 394050-0
Fax: +49 30 394050-99
info@pdfa.org
www.pdfa.org

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pdfa@goodnews.de
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