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PDF Accessibility LWG

The PDF Accessibility Liaison Working Group (LWG) was originally formed to continue the work started at the December 2018 PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit; producing industry-supported example PDF files demonstrating techniques for achieving accessible PDF.

Today the PDF Accessibility LWG meets weekly to review example “pass” and “fail” PDF files (“techniques”), and develop appropriate metadata. Publication of the first set of Techniques is expected in early 2024.

Participation in this LWG is open to all PDF Association members, accessibility professionals and end users.  We strive to accommodate users with disabilities in all our communications, meetings and processes. Please email the PDF Association to learn more.

NOTE: Those who participate in this LWG without PDF Association membership do not have access to PDF Association members-only resources, including the PDF/UA TWG, or to draft ISO documents.

The PDF Association is grateful to its Partner member Dual Lab for hosting the Jira instance used by this LWG.

This presentation by Rene Jaun, who uses a screen reader to read, at PDF Accessibility Days in Copenhagen helps explain some of the problems with accessing digital documents:


Markus Erle
axes4 GmbH

Jochen Fehling
axes4 GmbH

Birgit Peböck
Barrierefrei PDF OG

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