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Live from Seybold Amsterdam 2004 PDF Conference

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Planet PDF’s Dan Shea offers newsbits from the Seybold Seminars 2004 PDF Conference in The Netherlands.

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What does Section 508 mean for your PDFs?

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A paragraph-by-paragraph review of the code, and it’s implications for your PDF files.

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Accessible PDF: A Strategic Review

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In February, 2003, I argued on Planet PDF that accessibility is a big issue for Adobe Systems – and for the future of the PDF format. See that article, and a sidebar: Comparing Tagged PDF to Accessibility for the Masses for my suggestion. With the release of Reader and Acrobat 6.0 and the Read Aloud feature, Adobe took a major step towards my recommendation for adopting an Accessibility for the Masses perspective. If you have Reader 6.0 and speakers attached, open a PDF and try a Control-Shift-V. (You’ll be glad to know that Control-Shift-E stops it!).

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PDF files can comply with Section 508. Now it’s your move.

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Problem: you host PDF files, and they are some of the most heavily downloaded files on your site. You need to make them compliant with Section 508. At the same time, you want them to deliver a good experience to the end-user, beyond formal compliance. Can it be done?

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An Introduction to Accessible PDF

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Accessibility is not an especially familiar concept in the computing world. Most of us encounter the idea of accessibility often enough by way of special vehicle parking spaces, ramps, braille signage, beeping crosswalks, and so on. Improving accessibility is more than a courtesy, it is an accepted and vital goal of any advanced society.

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Resources on Adobe Acrobat and PDF Accessibility

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International standards and how-to guides.

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Next PDF Conference set for Baltimore on Sept. 13-14

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The next incarnation of the popular PDF Conference hosted by Carl Young and DigiPub

Solutions is scheduled for the Baltimore (MD) Convention Center. Organizers are

soliciting feedback via Web survey from potential attendees to help determine the most
relevant content for the 2004 event, with copies of a soon-to-be-released Acrobat 6
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Interview with Seybold Amsterdam Keynote Jan Hein Koningsveld

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Following his keynote presentation, Jan Hein Koningsveld talked with Dan Shea of Planet PDF about the state of Acrobat/PDF for print workflows.

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Planet PDF Extends Position as Leading PDF-Focused Web Site

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Planet PDF has appointed three new contributing editors and the launch of its new professional learning centers. Planet PDF’s Richard Crocker explains.

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Adobe expands Expert Certification Program

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Adobe Systems has announced new certification levels, exams and vendors to its Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) program, the company’s certification program for graphic artists and creative professionals. It includes certification for Acrobat and Acrobat PDF forms.

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