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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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Have we passed ‘peak PDF’?

How do we gain insight into how users’ views of documents are shifting? Google Trends is an increasingly interesting source of high-level marketplace data. By aggregating Google’s search data over time, reporting a term’s popularity as compared with all other searches.

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.

Members supporting PDF features!

The typical adoption curve for PDF technologies until approximately 2007 tended to track with that of the original PDF developer. Since then the marketplace has shifted; it’s no longer clear that Adobe drivesPDF feature support worldwide. Accordingly, we are happy to report that adoption of PDF 2.0 continues apace, with new vendors announcing their support every month.

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…

Recordings of the presentations given during «PDF/A Day» (August 16, 2013 – Seattle)

Please just click on one of the presentations in the PDF/A Day Program below to go to the recoding of that presentation.

PDF/A Day Program

08:45 Welcome! (Duff Johnson and Leonard Rosenthol)
Tracks Track A: Theory Track B: Practice
09:00
What PDF/A is and what PDF/A is not
Leonard Rosenthol (Adobe Systems)
A Perspective on PDF/A-3 from the National Digital Stewardship Alliance
Sheila M. Morrissey (NDSA)
09:40
PDF/A Value Proposition
Leonard Rosenthol (Adobe Systems)
PDF/A-3 Use Cases
Dietrich von Seggern (callas software)
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45
Archiving Accessible Content: PDF/A & PDF/UA
Dave Hook, Crawford Technologies
Automating Archiving in SharePoint
Jeff Brand, (AdLib Software)
11:35
Your Questions about PDF/A
Panel Discussion
Scanned Documents & Metadata
Carsten Heiermann (LuraTech)
12:25 Lunch
13:30
Digital Signatures in the PDF/A Context
Bernd Wild (intarsys consulting)
PDF/A in ECM Applications
Kushal Agarwal (Actuate Xenos Group)
14:30
PDF/A, meet PDF/E
Dave Opsahl & Phil Spreier (3D PDF Consortium)
From Document to Record
Tim Sullivan (ActivePDF)
15:20 Coffee Break
15:45
5 Minutes with a PDF/A Vendor
Following the educational sessions, each vendor has just five minutes to present their solutions while the clock runs!
Moderated by Duff Johnson (PDF Association)
16:45 Final Remarks

Tags: 3D, Archiving, ISO Standard, PDF/A-3, PDF/A., PRC, XMP, accessibility, digital signature, long-term archiving, metadata, records, scan
Categories: PDF/A