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.Refried PDF
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…Slides and video recordings of 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!Using PDF/UA in accessibility checklists
PDF/UA, like PDF itself, is internally complex, but used correctly, actually makes things easier.PDF Association expands its board of directors
Catherine Andersz of PDFTron Systems, Alaine Behler of iText Software and Peter Wyatt, ISO Project Leader for ISO 32000 enrich the newly elected board of the PDF Association.
With Mondays publication of W3Cs Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) as ISO/IEC 40500, ISO standards now provide accessibility requirements for a large fraction of the worlds electronic content.
Organizations that implement both WCAG 2.0 and PDF/UA will be able to meet the highest standards for ensuring both web-based and PDF content is accessible to users with disabilities.
Chairman of the PDF Association Olaf Drümmer said: The PDF Association welcomes the addition of WCAG 2.0 to the expanding list of ISO standards addressing accessibility in electronic content. Coupled with PDF/UA, which was published in August of 2012, its now possible to use ISO standards to meet the needs of organizations for a standardized approach to accessibility across a wide range of content.