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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…

Plenum at the 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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Executive Director

Duff JohnsonDuff Johnson founded Document Solutions, Inc. (DSI), the first business document service bureau dedicated to PDF technology, in 1996. In 2009, he merged DSI into Appligent, Inc., and led the resulting Appligent Document Solutions from January 2009 until June, 2011. He then led NetCentric Technologies as President until January, 2013, when he left to start his consulting firm, Duff Johnson Strategy and Communications. Author of dozens of articles and a respected blog on electronic document management subjects, Johnson is known in the ECM industry as a leading strategist, consultant and educator.

Johnson serves in several leadership roles in International Standards development:

  • ISO Project Leader for ISO 32000 (the PDF specification)
  • ISO Project Leader for ISO 14289 (PDF/UA), the international standard for accessible PDF technology.
  • Chair of the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for ISO 32000
  • Chair of the US TAG for ISO 14289 (PDF/UA) since 2005
  • An active member of the ISO 19005 (PDF/A) and ISO 24517 (PDF/E) working groups

Johnson has previously served as AIIM’s Standards Board Chairman and on AIIM’s Board of Directors.

As Executive Director of the PDF Association, Johnson is responsible for executing the wishes of the Board of Directors and of ensuring that the PDF Association is delivering value to its members.

Contact Duff at duff.johnson@pdfa.org.

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Managing Director

Thomas ZellmanThomas Zellmann has been working in electronic data processing (EDP) for more than 30 years and has extensive experience with classic and modern IT solutions. Prior to joining LuraTech/Foxit in 2001 he worked for Softmatic AG, Software AG and Nixdorf among others.

Zellmann focuses on the banking/insurance and archives/libraries segments.

As Managing Director of the PDF Association Thomas coordinates and executes many of the organization activities.

Contact Thomas at thomas.zellmann@pdfa.org

Assistant to the Board

Matthias WagnerMatthias Wagner obtained his degree in computer science in 1985 and possess comprehensive IT knowledge and experience dealing with the use of PDF format. Following his studies he was employed as a software developer, moving in 1990 to marketing for the company Software Ltd. From 2000 to 2005 he led an international sales project for T-Systems International GmbH. Afterwards until 2008 he was head of marketing and sales in a Hamburg software company as well as for a manufacturer of environmentally friendly motors. Matthias later worked as an IT consultant, collecting valuable knowledge of PDF tools from a user’s standpoint.

Matthias assists the Board of the PDF Association with special emphasis on providing member support.

Contact Matthias at matthias.wagner@pdfa.org

Editor

Alexandra OettlerAlexandra Oettler has worked for years as a freelance journalist in the areas of software, print and media. Her work is regularly published in specialist journals on the subject of prepress in practice, software technology and financial developments in the publishing sector. She  writes news and background reports for the online editions of several journals. She also is author of “PDF/A in a Nutshell 2.0”.

Outreach Editor

Clare DeanClare Dean is a consultant with over 13 years of experience in publishing, primarily in scholarly and professional industries. Her experience includes strategic content and promotional development for publications programs; PR strategy and execution; industry community outreach project management; and events strategy and operations.  Clare manages community outreach and editorial calendar development for the PDF Association. Contact her at clare.dean@pdfa.org

PR-Europe

Nicole Gauger, good news!Nicole Gauger is the managing partner of good news!, a communications agency based in Stockelsdorf near Lübeck, Germany. Communications and IT are in her blood. A graduate (BA) in information systems, she works with providers in fields such as document, content and knowledge management, as well as more besides. good news! has supported the PDF Association with press and public-relations work since the association was first founded, including drawing up press releases and articles as well as managing the association’s social media profiles. Contact her at goodnews@pdfa.org