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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/UA-1 Technical Implementation Guide for ISO 32000 now published

AIIM Technical Implementation GuideThe US Committee for PDF/UA has published the first edition of PDF/UA-1 Technical Implementation Guide: Understanding ISO 32000-1 (PDF 1.7) for PDF/UA developers coming to grips with the PDF specification.

The document’s target audience is:

  • Assistive Technology (AT) developers and vendors.
  • Software developers interested in writing and processing Tagged PDF files.

For implementers of ISO 14289-1 (PDF/UA), this Guide illuminates and clarifies aspects of clause 14 of ISO 32000-1. It’s not a substitute for PDF/UA, not is it a “how to” document for end users. Each section of this Guide may be read side-by-side with clause 14 of ISO 32000-1.

Although non-normative, this document reflects the intentions of the US Committee for PDF/UA, the lead authors of ISO 14289-1. It complements the US Committee’s Technical Implementation Guide for PDF/UA, first published in late 2013, as well as the PDF Association’s Matterhorn Protocol.

PDF/UA-1 Technical Implementation Guide: Understanding ISO 32000-1 (PDF 1.7), is posted on AIIM’s website.


Tags: AIIM
Categories: PDF/UA