Tag: accessibility

PDF Standards

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Years ago (and years!) when we used to talk about PDF as being the most prominent document format, we’d always have to add a quick, under-the-breath, ‘de-facto standard’. But when it came to being 100 percent assured that it would be around in years to come, it’s always been a case of biting our collective lips and hoping for the best. What we would do if Adobe pulled the plug? Over the past two years, though, it’s been nothing but standards, standards, standards when it comes to PDF. In fact, there are so many that it’s easy to lose track. In this feature article, Planet PDF Editor Karl De Abrew helps to de-mystify the ever-increasing range of PDF-based standards.

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PDF accessibility expert reviews the Australian Government’s review

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Duff Johnson, CEO of Appligent Document Solutions and expert on PDF accessibility provides an insightful assessment of a review released by the Australian Government.

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Section 508 and PDF: The facts

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OK, so you need to ensure that your PDF documents are accessible and compliant with Section 508. How do you go about it? In this article, Appligent Document Solutions CEO Duff Johnson outlines 10 key facts relating to making compliant PDFs.

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Word doesn’t do Section 508, PDF gets the blame

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So, you think PDF is a problem when it comes to accessibility and Section 508 compliance? Some of the key gripes about the compliance of PDF files are actually due to limitations in Microsoft Word. Appligent Document Solutions CEO Duff Johnson explains in this feature article.

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This week in PDF: A pair of developer products released

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This week in PDF has seen PDF features added to a developer toolkit, along with the launch of an enterprise-class PDF accessibility solution, and the release of a new developer tool for converting CAD data into 3D PDF documents.

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Free PDF accessibility talk by Duff Johnson

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Making PDF documents accessible to users with visual or other impairments is an important — and sometimes mandatory — part of posting PDF content online. In his December 9 talk for Acrobatusers.com, PDF accessibility maven Duff Johnson will outline ways to build accessible PDF documents using the relevant features in Adobe Acrobat 9.

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NetCentric set to release PAW

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Canada-based NetCentric next week will release an add-in wizard for MS Word that will enable users to create PDFs that are accessible to people with disabilities.

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This week in PDF: Assistive Technology goes multi-lingual

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As we reach the mid-point of the year, this week in PDF sees an assistive technology vendor add support for French and Spanish, the release of an update to a popular preflight tool and a workflow solution integrate the Adobe PDF Print Engine.

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PDF 2007 shines at Disney World

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Chris Smith and the folks at AGI are putting on a stellar conference this year, with the conference attendees doubling in number no doubt to the over 80 sessions targeted at creatives, PDFrs, print gurus and video/digital enthusiasts.

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This week in PDF: New tool makes accessible PDF viewing a breeze

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This week in PDF sees another company announcing support for Adobe’s deluxe Acrobat product, Acrobat 3D, while Premier Assistive Technology teams with the University System of Georgia to make PDF documents more accessible.

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