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Download the first public draft of the PDF Structure Elements Best Practice Guide today!

With a month remaining before the doors open for the PDF Accessibility Days in Copenhagen on November 12-13, 2015 , I got in touch with Duff Johnson, who will speak at the conference about “How PDF/UA relates to WCAG 2.0”. As I have always struggled to see the relevance of WCAG 2.0 in my daily life as a PDF software developer and document producer alike, I took the opportunity to ask Duff for an interview…

This article highlights three areas in which PDF can help developers offer powerful new options to their product and project managers.

Karen McCall will be speaking at this year’s CSUN conference about “The Implementation of PDF/UA and Standardized Access to PDF Content”. In an interview with Australia based W3C member Access iQ she shares her take on accessible PDF and the role of PDF/UA ahead of the CSUN conference.

pdfGoHTML substantially speeds up the creation and evaluation of tagged PDFs, and ensures a much higher degree of usability of tagged PDF files. One simple click on the plug-in button converts the tagged PDF into HTML making it easy to examine the tagging structure, have a more flexible reading experience or make the document accessible for people with visual disabilities or dyslexia.

Created primarily for software developers, the Matterhorn Protocol fosters PDF/UA adoption by specifying a series of tests enabling the effective exchange of information on PDF/UA conformance.

Xenos Group, makers of ActuateOne® for Customer Communication Management (CCM), has become a member of the PDF Association. ActuateOne for CCM enables organizations to develop, implement and manage enterprise-class customer communications management solutions. Based on Xenos technology, the product is used to design, process, store and deliver high-volume content such as statements, policies and bills for top-tier organizations in financial services, insurance and telecommunications. Through Xenos’ document transformation and online presentment technology, organizations can utilize PDFs to provide end users with a clear view of their latest transaction information.

PDFlib is the leading developer toolbox for generating and manipulating files in the Portable Document Format (PDF).

The PDFlib Personalization Server (PPS) includes PDFlib+PDI plus additional functions for variable data processing using PDFlib Blocks.

PDF/A documents can be created in a variety of ways. This section will sketch out just a few typical approaches.