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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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February 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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PDF Week Online 2024 week 2 is coming up! Did you know that PDF 2.0 adds ARIA to PDF? How … Read more

PDF in the Wild

February 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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All PDF Association Full and Liaison Members who have joined Technical and/or Liaison Working Groups are welcome for two weeks … Read more

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January 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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LibreOffice now supports PDF/UA! AI LLMs’ support for PDF is substandard, and is retarding innovation. Yet more misinformation about malware. … Read more

PDF in the Wild

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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January 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Adobe’s Standards Support Endowment, now in its sixth year, facilities administration of ISO TC 171 SC 2 and sustains the … Read more

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January 2024 by Matthias Wagner (PDF Association)
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The PDF Association has updated its website to make content and resources easier to find. We hope you like it!

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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 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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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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