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Shannon Kelly, Global Accessibility Solutions Subject Matter Expert at Actuate, will discuss the PDF/UA (Universal Accessibility) standard and explain new methods for incorporating accessible content into an organization’s communications.

Assistive Technologien, PDF-Programme und das Dateiformat PDF werden durch das PDF/UA-Regelwerk optimal aufeinander abgestimmt, damit möglichst alle Menschen einen technisch gut unterstützten Zugang zu den Inhalten von PDF-Dokumenten erhalten.

The event: “Introducing PDF/UA, the new ISO Standard for Accessible PDF Electronic Document Technology.”  is the first stop on a world tour by NetCentric President and US Committee Chair for PDF/UA Duff Johnson to promote awareness of PDF/UA and to hig …

Duff Johnson to speak at the AHG Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference 2012 on November 14, 2012, about the new PDF/UA standard.

René Jaun & Markus Riesch: What does it feel like to depend on assistive technology? – Recording and slides from the presentation at the Technical Conference 2012

Duff Johnson: What a PDF developer needs to know to implement PDF/UA well – Recording and slides from the presentation at the Technical Conference 2012

Every aspect from navigation to website text to images to downloadable documents should be available to those who use assistive technology. While it is not a legal mandate — yet — if you provide information technology products for the US government, it’s a requirement.

A good overview of PDF/UA for the layman has been published on the University of Illinois, Chicago website. It provides some of the history behind it and explains why PDF/UA is needed. “…when you are developing PDF files using tools, make sure the PDF tools you buy and use support PDF/UA,” writes Kevin Price. “You will no longer have to shut out the needs of people with disabilities in the development of your PDF file if you use PDF/UA accessibility standards.”

Tagged PDF offers a lot more than access to users with disabilities. From search engines to mobile devices, tagged PDF offers powerful options for reuse of page-based content. Learn more about how the utility of tagged content can benefit your documents.

Just as documents are made to be read, forms are made to be filled. If accessible documents and forms are a requirement, a paper form or TIF file isn’t acceptable. Learn about the subsection of Section 508 that requires fillable forms.