Equal access to information in digital documents

Live webinar: PDF/UA: the inclusive document format

AA Tower
Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 19
9052 Gent
Belgien

Now that we are rapidly moving towards a world where digital documents are not just an alternative, but the standard, we need to make sure everybody is aboard for this digital revolution and has full access to all information in digital documents. And it is impossible to think about digital documents without including PDF, the most common file type for digital documents.

PDF/UA - the PDF standard for Universal Accessibility - offers a clear framework for accessible PDF documents and aims to assure that all information inside a PDF is equally accessible to everyone. The focus is particularly on including those with disabilities that make use of assistive technology (AT) such as screen readers, magnifiers and adaptive navigation. Considering there are 1 billion people worldwide with disabilities, that is certainly enough to justify the existence of an accessibility standard for PDF, but we’ll also see certain aspects of PDF/UA can benefit other implementations reliant on machine interpretation.

In this webinar, marking the release of a new ebook on PDF/UA, we’ll focus on:

  • Giving you an understanding of the standard’s requirements and how to validate them
  • The benefits of PDF/UA for users with and without disabilities
  • Demonstrate how to create PDF/UA conformant documents with iText

If you can’t join the webinar, register anyway and we will send you the link to the recording of the live webinar.

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Kenneth Holvoet

Having previously worked in an online marketing agency and independently transforming a retail shop to a multi-store multi-channel business, Kenneth has witnessed the power of digitization first-hand. Next to his love for all things digital, he has an outspoken passion for rock climbing.

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Kenneth Holvoet

Technical Product Marketing Manager

Michaël Demey

With interests including Open Source software and licenses, Michaël has been a developer at iText Software since 2011. After almost a decade of working closely with PDF, he has a keen insight into its uses in the real world. When he's not looking at PDF syntax, he likes to play music and (tries to) develop games.

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Michaël Demey

Research Manager