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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…

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You missed the PDF Days Europe 2018? Never mind! Here you can find the slides and video recordings of all 32 stunning sessions!

veraPDF: after PREFORMA

Boris Doubrov & Martin WrigleyBoris Doubrov and Martin Wrigley from the veraPDF Consortium will be hosting a presentation titled“veraPDF: after PREFORMA” at the PDF Days Europe 2018.

 

Presenter:

Boris Doubrov is CEO of Dual Lab, the company specializing in product development services in the areas of Computer Graphics, CAD/CAM Modelling and other Science-intensive areas. Boris Doubrov holds a PhD in Mathematics and has been working for more than 15 years in PDF technologies as a software developer, project manager, and business owner. He is an active participant of the ISO activity on PDF standards development and led technical development of veraPDF, an open source industry supported PDF/A validation tool.

Martin Wrigley, Executive Director, Open Preservation Foundation, is responsible for working with members of the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) and the Board to develop the future strategy and enhance the Foundation’s portfolio of open source digital preservation tools. He has over 30 years experience of working in the software industry, including software development, mobile telecoms and phone apps. He is also the Executive Director of the not-for-profit Application Quality Alliance focusing on mobile app quality and testing standards. Martin was Director of Developer Services at Orange Partner, for 8 years, working with industry partners, app shops and mobile app developers providing strategic and tactical direction and support to the Orange developer community. Prior to that, Martin had more than twelve years in a variety of technical roles in Orange.

Session Description: What’s next for the industry-suppoted veraPDF validatior? This session discusses the impact of the veraPDF project in various areas of the PDF Industry, reviews how members of PDF Association see the future if the product and outlines further short- and long-term plans.

Check out the detailed programme:
https://www.pdfa.org/pdf-days-europe-2018-schedule-of-sessions/
Direct link for registration:
https://en.xing-events.com/pdf-days-europe-2018.html