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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.

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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.

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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…

Redaction in electronic documents

Kevin WillemsKevin Willems, Software Engineer at iText Software, will be hosting a presentation titled “Redaction in electronic documents” at the PDF Days Europe 2018.

Presenter: Kevin is a developer with iText, an innovative PDF library that automates document workflow processes. He specializes in technical support with a particular focus on the iText 7 Core library and customer satisfaction.  When he is not helping customers at iText, you can find him working on one of his many pet projects or honing his poker skills either online or face to face.

Session Description: Redacting is the removal of privileged or protected customer data before publishing or distributing. Something that has gained a lot of importance over the last years and will do so even more once the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) takes effect. While this is a trivial task for certain document formats, there are a few problems when redacting PDF documents. Redaction isn’t simply removing the ability to see sensitive data, it is removing all traces of that content while retain the document properties as best as possible. This talk will delve into what redaction is for PDFs and why it is important,. We will showcase different methods of redaction, emphasizing how you can redact your content and how it applies in your business.

Check out the detailed programme:
https://www.pdfa.org/pdf-days-europe-2018-schedule-of-sessions/
Direct link for registration:
https://en.xing-events.com/pdf-days-europe-2018.html