The PDF/Universal Accessibility (PDF/UA) Committee met at the AIIM Conference and Expo in Boston this past week. If you are interested, you can read the agenda from the public portion of PDF/UA’s Wiki.
We welcomed new members and had a productive day-and-a-half of meetings covering a wide range of issues, from MathML to table structure, multimedia and programmatic validation.
For those who don’t know about PDF/UA, we are a Standards Committee of AIIM, tasked with the mission of developing a draft ISO specification defining what it means to create and validate a PDF as “accessible”.
Accessibility isn’t just about screen-readers for blind and other disabled users. Accessible PDF is more usable, more navigable, friendlier to search engines and reflows smoothly onto mobile screens. If you or your organization has an interest in the multifaceted opportunities for enhancing end-user experience of electronic content, I invite you to come join PDF/UA for one of our regular teleconference meetings!
by Duff Johnson