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Focus seminar: Accessible PDF and the new PDF/UA standard (Amsterdam, March 19, 2013)

PDF/UA is coming to Amsterdam! Pick up everything you need to know about how to create accessible PDF from your InDesign documents in just one packed day.

ISO attendees should register via ISO. PDF Association members do not need to register.


From: March 19, 2013 10:00

To: March 19, 2013 16:00

Adobe Amsterdam – Europlaza
Hoogoorddreef 54a
111 BE Amsterdam ZO


Contents of the seminar

Overview: When do PDFs have to be accessible? Who are the users who benefit from accessible PDFs? What standards and laws apply? How much extra work and cost is caused when accessible PDF has to be created? How much do PDFs have to made accessible?

Basics: How does accessibility work in the field of IT and electronic documents? How does it work for PDF? What is the best approach to put accessibility rules to work for PDF documents?

Execution: How to create accessible PDFs? How to evaluate the quality of an accessible PDF, and how to prove they sufficiently accessible? What needs to be ensured to comply with standards and regulations? Which applications and tools are recommended for those creating or checking accessible PDFs?

Who should attend?

The seminar targets staff and managers from government agencies and enterprises, media service providers and publishers, students and teachers at schools and universities, as well as associations and charities, who wish to acquire a solid and practical understanding about how to create accessible PDFs from Adobe InDesign, and how to evaluate the quality of accessible PDFs.

What to take home from the seminar?

The seminar enables attendees to create accessible PDFs themselves, to define minimal requirements to be met by accessible PDFs, and to evaluate the degree to which such requirements are met by a given PDF document. Furthermore, after the seminars attendees will be able to detect weaknesses in existing PDF creation processes and to design sustainable strategies that increase the quality of accessible PDF creation over time.

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The seminar is held free of charge, but requires registration

Seminar agenda

Webrichtlijnen, toegankelijkheid en PDF: hoe vertaal je dat naar de praktijk?

Raph de Rooij, productmanager open standaarden, Logius, ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties

Verschillende PDF-formaten gelden als open standaard en PDF-documenten kunnen toegankelijk worden gemaakt. Maar in de praktijk zijn PDF-documenten die aan beide eigenschappen voldoen nog een bijzonderheid. Wat is nodig om hierin verandering te brengen? Welke maatregelen moeten mensen nemen die elektronische content produceren, inkopen en publiceren? En welke rol is weggelegd voor mensen die deze processen moeten managen?

How accessible PDF makes a difference

Kiran Kaja, Accessibility Engineer, Adobe Europe

What you need to know about PDF/UA – the new ISO standard for universally accessible PDF

Olaf Drümmer, Managing Director, axaio software; Chairman of the PDF Association

A brief overview highlights the main facts about the PDF/UA standard, and explains how it will impact quantity and quality of well tagged accessible PDF files and the tools that provide full access to content in conforming PDF files.

—————— Lunch break ——————

How to create accessible PDF in Adobe InDesign

Olaf Drümmer, Managing Director, axaio software; Chairman of the PDF Association

Beginning with CS 5.5 Adobe Indesign offers powerful features that make creating accessible PDF documents much easier. Learn how to prepare your InDesign documents for export to accessible tagged PDF, and how tools like MadeToTag can help you increase your productivity.

Software voor het checken en verbeteren van toegankelijke PDF-documenten

Colin van Oosterhout, Senior Solution Consultant digital media, Adobe Systems Benelux

Adobe® Acrobat® XI en Adobe Reader® XI software gaan verder met de traditie om krachtige ondersteuning te bieden voor toegankelijke PDF-documenten en formulieren. Acrobat XI heeft een reeks ingebouwde werktuigen voor mensen met een visuele handicap en biedt daarnaast ondersteuning aan gebruikers van assisterende technologieen. Adobe Acrobat XI pro geeft auteurs een complete set werktuigen waarmee er vanuit iedere bron toegankelijke PDF-documenten kunnen worden gemaakt. Deze sessie geeft een overzicht van de meest belangrijke werktuigen in zowel de gratis Adobe Reader als in Adobe Acrobat om de toegankelijkheid van PDF-documenten te verbeteren.

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