The comment window has now closed on the US Access Boards NPRM for the refresh of Section 508.
While oriented towards WCAG 2.0, the NPRM included PDF/UA as an option for PDF documents.
PDF Association Executive Director Duff Johnson, the chair of the US committee for PDF/UA since 2005, delivered two sets of comments to the US Access Board pertaining to PDF/UA.
In his testimony Duff argued the case for interoperability, proposing that the Access Board should explicitly require PDF/UA for PDF documents covered by the regulations.
In addition to his own testimony, Duff has analyzed the other comments discussing PDF/UA, and has summarized them in a blog post.
As CEO of the PDF Association and as an ISO Project Leader, Duff coordinates industry activities, represents industry stakeholders in a variety of settings and promotes the advancement and adoption of PDF technology worldwide.
As CEO of the PDF Association and as an ISO Project Leader, Duff coordinates industry activities, represents industry stakeholders in a …