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RE: PDF accessibility guidelines. WAS: Re: PDF's and Signatures

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:16:38 -0800
To: "'Duff Johnson'" <duff@duff-johnson.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <036f01d03741$1d2a0780$577e1680$@ca>
Duff Johnson wrote:
> You can get a more readable version of PDF/UA's "hard" requirements for
> free by checking out the PDF Association's Matterhorn Protocol:
> http://www.pdfa.org/publication/the-matterhorn-protocol-1/
> The PDF Association also publishes "PDF/UA in a Nutshell", which seeks
> to explain and give context to the standard:
> http://www.pdfa.org/download/pdfua-kompakt/

Thanks for those links Duff, indeed useful!

> > Duff, I have never worked with the ISO before, but perhaps they could
> > be encouraged to do as SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and
> Television
> > Engineers) did regarding SMPTE-TT (captioning format), as noted here:
> > https://www.smpte.org/news-events/news-releases/smpte-makes-closed-
> captioning-standard-freely-available-widening-access


> I have forwarded this idea to the relevant authorities - thanks!

Cool! Not sure if it is worth noting that SMPTE came to that decision based in 
part on feedback from the accessibility community. Thanks for running with the 
ball on this one.

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