RE: PDF's and Signatures

Hi Sarah,


In a strict sense, WCAG 2.0 doesn't apply to PDFs, but rather to web content
in the sense of HTML (and dynamic coding, etc.) pages. Having a signature on
any form of web content is outside of WCAG 2.0's purview, as a signature
wouldn't in itself be an accessibility matter- the means by which a
signature is presented, is.




Andy Keyworth
Senior Web Accessibility Specialist 

T-Base Communications

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From: Kane, Sarah [] 
Sent: January-21-15 2:34 PM
Subject: PDF's and Signatures


Though it seems to be not recommended to add signatures to PDFs on a public
website, I have not been able to find if it's within WCAG 2.0 guidelines to
include a signature either by adding an e-signature or inserting an image of
a signature with alt text. Any suggestions or resources?


Thanks for your time,


Sarah Kane 


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