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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!

Supporting PDF/UA

The PDF Association recognizes its members supporting ISO 14289 (PDF/UA)! Members offering PDF/UA services are also recognized.

See the key for more information about this table.

NOTE: All claims are made by the software publisher or service provider, and have not been vetted by the PDF Association. Please see each vendor’s “More info” link for additional information.

Vendor Product Create
Tagged PDF
Create
PDF/UA
Remediate Verify Viewer More
Access for All PAC 3¹ Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. More information.
Apache OpenOffice Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. web site
axaio software MadeToTag for InDesign Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. More information.
axes4 axesPDF QuickFix Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. More information.
axesPDF for Word Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. More information.
callas software pdfGoHTML Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. More information.
pdfaPilot Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. More information.
CommonLook Clarity / Validator Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. More information.
Dynamic Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. More information.
Office Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. More information.
PDF Empty check-box. Empty check-box. More information.
Crawford Technologies Accessibility Express Empty check-box. Empty check-box. More information.
AutoTagger for Accessibility Empty check-box. Empty check-box. More information.
Dante tagPDF (LaTeX) Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. web site
Datalogics Adobe PDF Library   Empty check-box. P Empty check-box. More information.
Eclipse Corporation DocOrigin Empty check-box. More information.
Foxit PhantomPDF  Empty check-box. Empty check-box. More information.
Freedom Scientific JAWS Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. web site
kühn & weyh M/TEXT Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. More information.
iText Core Empty check-box. M Empty check-box. More information.
Mimotek Structurizer P More information.
NV Access² NVDA Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. web site
Nuance Power PDF Empty check-box. Empty check-box. P Empty check-box. More information.
PDFlib GmbH PDFlib 9 family Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. More information.
RealObjects GmbH PDFreactor Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. More information.
Solimar Systems Accessibility Engine Empty check-box. Empty check-box. Empty check-box. More information.
Visual Integrity PDF Conversion SDK    Empty check-box.   P Empty check-box. More information.
PDF Custom SDK (Object Data)    Empty check-box.   P Empty check-box. More information.
WebSupergoo ABCpdf P Empty check-box. More information.

¹ – PAC is developed by axes4

² – NV Access is a charitable organization maintaining open-source software

Organizations listed in italics are not members of the PDF Association but are included in this listing because they are either assistive-technology providers or developers of free open source software, with products that offer at least partial support for tagged PDF and PDF/UA.

Key to Product Features

Creation: Tagged PDF

The ability to create tagged PDF documents with semantically-appropriate structure elements from a source file or existing untagged PDF.

Creation: PDF/UA

The ability to create PDF documents conforming to PDF/UA (ISO 14289-1:2014).

Remediate

The ability to correct the logical structure tree of a tagged PDF file.

Verify

The ability to confirm PDF/UA conformance based on the Matterhorn Protocol‘s set of checks:

Code Meaning
P Partial, some limited aspects of verification
M All machine checks. Without human verification, machine verification is usually inadequate.
 Complete validation, all checks (machine and human).

Viewer

The product includes an end-user-oriented interactive PDF (or PDF-alternative) viewer that uses tagged PDF to make PDF/UA files available to Assistive Technology.