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The PDF Association’s work to advance accessibility

January 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)

The PDF Association provides a vendor-neutral meeting-place for PDF technology stakeholders. A major focus of its work, and of the member-driven communities it hosts, is accessibility.

Today, the PDF Association operates 20 active Working Groups made up of experts from its member companies, liaison organizations and individual consultants. 30% of these groups are engaged, either directly or indirectly, with advancing accessibility in PDF technology.

This article reviews the PDF Association’s work on this vital subject, and provides a preview of the new publications and resources to come in 2024.

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DARPA recognizes the PDF Association’s contributions to SafeDocs

June 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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DARPA recognizes the PDF Association’s contributions to its SafeDocs program.

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December 2022 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Adobe releases the source code for an early version of PostScript, the forerunner of PDF.

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November 2022 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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DARPA will provide seed funding of $1.3M for research and prototyping centered on reinventing the PDF specification and delivering on … Read more

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October 2022 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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In a new podcast episode, SE Radio’s Gavin Henry interviews PDF Association CTO Wyatt and CEO Johnson about a wide … Read more

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July 2021 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Technical resources on pdfa.org are now more understandable and navigable by less technically experienced readers as well as knowledgeable developers.

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April 2021 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Version 1.18 of veraPDF, the industry-supported PDF/A validator, is now available for download, and now includes support for PDF/UA-1 (machine … Read more

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April 2021 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The PDF community was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Chuck Geschke, one of the visionaries who helped … Read more

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March 2021 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The Technical University of Dresden has created very compact and clear instructions that describe in an easy-to-understand manner how to … Read more

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March 2021 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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PDF 2.0 Application Note 003 identifies precise locations for PDF objects’ XMP metadata to help drive interoperability across all PDF … Read more

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February 2021 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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A recent article on Medium reveals a nugget regarding PDF usage: “…Adobe reports that in its 2020 fiscal year alone, … Read more

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February 2021 by Peter Wyatt (PDF Association)
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The recently-announced pdf-issues GitHub repo already has 25 issues, with 12 proposed resolutions for review in the next PDF TWG … Read more

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