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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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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!

Using PDF/UA in accessibility checklists

PDF/UA, like PDF itself, is internally complex, but used correctly, actually makes things easier.

Save the Date: PDF Days Europe 2018, May 14-16, in Berlin

Agenda 25 & 1025 years of PDF – 10 years as an ISO standard

PDF Days Europe is the most popular PDF event of the year. It’s where the PDF industry meets, and where institutional and corporate users come to learn what else PDF could do for them.

The first two PDF Days will offer a broad range of educational sessions focused on current and perennial topics in the world of PDF technology.

New designed tracks!

Based on answers to the attendee survey from PDF Days Europe 2017, we will offer three redesigned tracks:

  • PDF for users! With use cases and practical solutions for business.
  • PDF for developers! Technical presentations around PDF 2.0.
  • PDF for marketers! Marketplace information and  resources for PDF Association members.

Expect topics such as:

  • ISO standardized PDF: what’s current and what’s next
  • PDF market analysis
  • Next-generation PDF
  • PDF in mobile implementations
  • Accessible and reusable PDF files
  • Especially for our members: Using PDF Association resources to augment your own marketing
  • and much more!

On May  16 PDF Days continues with an interesting post conference program, and for developers, a PDF 2.0 Interop Workshop.


Tags: PDF Days Europe 2018
Categories: Archives & Libraries, Document Management, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Legal, Mobile, PDF 2.0, PDF Days Europe, PDF/A, PDF/UA, Print & Publishing, Verticals