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RE: PDF's and Signatures

From: Andy Keyworth <akeyworth@tbase.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:45:33 -0500
To: "'Kane, Sarah'" <Sarah.Kane@cccs.edu>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <004501d035b2$d1e68260$75b38720$@tbase.com>
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.

 

Cheers,

 

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From: Kane, Sarah [mailto:Sarah.Kane@cccs.edu] 
Sent: January-21-15 2:34 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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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