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PDF/UA in a Nutshell
June 16, 2013

“PDF/UA in a Nutshell” will show you just what PDF/UA is. This brochure provides a clear summary of the key facts, the standard’s requirements, the latest developments and the current legal situation regarding PDF accessibility, all in one place. In addition, it suggests potential applications for the standard and lists the tools that can be used to create and validate PDF/UA-compliant documents.

June 16, 2013

Information plays a central role in society today, and it is becoming more and more common for that information to be offered in digital form alone. The reliable, user-friendly Portable Document Format (PDF) has become the world’s file type of choice for providing information as a digital document.

June 16, 2013

Important Laws and regulations all over the world, in the US and in Europe.

June 16, 2013

The history of PDF/UA
June 16, 2013

Für viele Menschen, zum Beispiel mit Sehbehinderung, blieb das Dateiformat PDF lange Zeit unzugänglich, da PDF ursprünglich auf die visuelle Präsentation fokussiert war.

June 16, 2013

PDF/UAs requirements
June 16, 2013

The PDF/UA standard defines technical requirements for universally-accessible PDF documents by identifying a set of relevant PDF functions (including text content, images, form fields, comments, bookmarks and metadata) based on ISO 32000-1 (PDF 1.7).

June 16, 2013

As a quality standard for universally accessible PDF documents aimed at both software developers and document creators, PDF/UA serves as a clear basic requirement for everyone involved in PDF creation.

June 16, 2013

PDF/UA: Creation tools
June 16, 2013

In principle, universally-accessible PDF documents can either be generated directly during document creation, using a suitable program, or indirectly generated by adapting an existing PDF document.

June 16, 2013

A PDF document’s degree of accessibility is hard to determine at first glance. How, then, can you tell if and to what extent a PDF file meets the requirements of PDF/UA?

June 16, 2013

So far, there are no PDF programs or assistive technologies which offer full PDF/UA compliance when providing access to tagged PDF documents.

June 16, 2013

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.

June 16, 2013


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