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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.

What AI should be doing with documents

February 2024 by Duff Johnson (PDF Association)
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It’s time for AI integrators to help authors make semantically rich documents… and step up their game on PDF inputs.

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January 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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A major focus of the PDF Association’s work is to increase awareness and adoption of standards and best practices for … Read more

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January 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The PDF, ICC, NITF and video datasets used in SafeDocs’ performer hackathons and evaluations are now available for download from … Read more

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December 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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In 2023, the volunteers and staff of the PDF Association were busier than ever, with new working groups, resources, and … Read more

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December 2023 by Duff Johnson (PDF Association)
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It’s difficult to find other search terms that share PDF’s continuous upwards trend. Few technologies show this resilience, especially over … Read more

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December 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Join this webinar to learn why PDF/X-1a was a good idea 20 years ago, but no longer today and find … Read more

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December 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The Imaging Model Technical Working Group (TWG) will now focus on the research, specification, and prototyping at the very core … Read more

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November 2023 by Dietrich von Seggern (callas software GmbH)
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Callas software’s Dietrich von Seggern describes a few of the innovative technologies under consideration for PDF as discussed at the … Read more

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October 2023 by Peter Wyatt (PDF Association)
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Although PDF is commonly understood as a single holistic file format, in reality, PDF comprises a number of distinct dialects, … Read more

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October 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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5 years ago the PDF Accessibility LWG began a project to develop a set of accessibility techniques for PDF files. … Read more

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October 2023 by National Archives and Records Administration

New federal regulations set digitization standards for permanent records and require agencies to manage their permanent records in digital format.

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