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Accessible PDF

PDF Association logo and /accessibility. This page gathers content regarding PDF accessibility from across pdfa.org.

ISO standards for accessible PDF

The PDF Association is ISO's and ANSI's committee manager for ISO TC 171 SC 2, publisher of all ISO standards for PDF technology with the exception of ISO 15930 (PDF/X), which is developed under the auspices of ISO TC 130.

Industry specifications on accessibility

These formal industry publications define the interoperable use of PDF technology for accessibility purposes. All are freely available. Some are also published as ISO standards.

Other PDF industry publications related to accessibility

In keeping with the spirit of the original PDF Reference, all PDF Association publications are freely available.

Member communities related to accessibility

The PDF Association's volunteer communities represent the organization's true purpose and most important feature. Their primary purpose is to develop and obtain consensus on PDF specifications, test-suites, technical and application notes, best practices and other formal industry guidance. Many of these products are eventually submitted for ISO standardization via ISO TC 171 SC 2.

Accessibility is the direct or indirect focus of the following communities:

Articles on accessibility

PDF Association members can post non-commercial educational content on pdfa.org.

PDF Days presentations on accessibility

These educational presentations were presented at PDF Days events by a wide range of industry experts. Since 2022 PDF Days has been replaced with PDF Week, a technical conference meeting three times a year.

Members' products & services supporting PDF/UA

PDF Association members are entitled to post their products and services in the product showcase. The members' posting the products listed below are claiming that the product supports PDF/UA-1. The PDF Association is not responsible for members' representation of their products or services.

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