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Game-changing new free specification enables interoperable reuse and accessibility for PDF

February 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)

To date, the primary focus for Tagged PDF was accessibility, and the latest specification For PDF accessibility based on ISO 32000-1:2008 (PDF 1.7). No such specification existed For ISO 32000-2:2020 (PDF 2.0), nor was there any specification providing guidance to vendors on how to create interoperable reusable content in PDF files.

With the introduction of this new specification, the PDF Association addresses both accessibility and reuse, unlocking the full power of PDF 2.0.

This new document provides developers with comprehensive requirements for creation of fully reusable and accessible PDF 2.0 files in an interoperable manner.

WTPDF is a freely available publication by the PDF Association. It’s provisions regarding accessibility are mirrored in the forthcoming ISO 14289-2 (PDF/UA-2), making WTPDF the canonical reference for both PDF reuse and PDF accessibility in PDF 2.0.

Accessibility and reuse rules are expressed as conformance levels. A PDF file can conform to both, ensuring the best outcome for all use cases.

PDF Online 2024 agenda set

December 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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PDF Week Online 2024 consists of 16 PDF Association Working Group meetings and 2 ISO working group meetings.

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November 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The new VSCode extension by the PDF Association provides PDF syntax awareness to this popular editor, and is designed to … Read more

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September 2023 by Peter Wyatt (PDF Association)
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PDF developers everywhere have a new resource; targeted test cases highlighting differences between implementations.

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June 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The PDF Association is pleased to announce no-cost availability of ISO/TS 32003, adding support for AES-GCM to PDF 2.0.

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June 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of PDF technology the PDF Association has released a trailer for its forthcoming documentary.

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April 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Now anyone can download the latest PDF specification, ISO 32000-2, at NO COST! What are you waiting for?

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September 2022 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The PDF Association publishes new guidance to aide in optimizing PDF files for maximally-efficient rendering and print.

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May 2022 by PDF Association
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33 educational sessions plus 2 keynotes in 2 days of networking opportunities at PDF Days Europe 2022, live in Berlin … Read more

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March 2022 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Members and non-members alike are welcome to submit proposals to present at the world’s premiere PDF technology event this September!

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February 2022 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Set aside September 12-13 2022 for PDF Days Europe 2022, in-person in Berlin and live-streamed online! PDF developers should consider … Read more

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February 2022 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The Standards Support Endowment supplements PDF Association membership dues to support administration of ISO TC 171 SC 2 and the … Read more

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