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Re: PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit

From: Duff Johnson <duff@duff-johnson.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:16:53 -0400
Cc: w3c-wai-ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, WebAIM Discussion List <webaim-forum@list.webaim.org>
Message-Id: <E713E179-B66E-4997-B501-15C89EDBCBF0@duff-johnson.com>
To: Bob Reuter <accessys@smart.net>
Bob,

Accessible PDF, just like PDF itself, _is_ platform-independent.

This statement does not guarantee that x, y or z linux software developer has prioritized support for accessible PDF… but that’s their business decision, not a statement about the format.

Duff.

> On Aug 14, 2018, at 11:08, Bob Reuter <accessys@smart.net> wrote:
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> 
> fine, but ADA and other regs require accessibility to be platform independent.  how can anyone who is required to be accessible comply if it is not platform neuttral??
> 
> Bob
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> On Tue, 14 Aug 2018, Duff Johnson wrote:
> 
>>> pdf files in linux and using emacspeak???
>> 
>> Apologies for the late answer.
>> 
>> This event is about accessible PDF in general; the correct tagging thereof.
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>> Platform or application support for accessible PDF is a choice of that software’s developer.
>> 
>> Duff.
>> 
>>> On Wed, 8 Aug 2018, Duff Johnson wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2018 10:29:46 -0400
>>>> From: Duff Johnson <duff@duff-johnson.com>
>>>> To: w3c-wai-ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>,
>>>>   WebAIM Discussion List <webaim-forum@list.webaim.org>
>>>> Subject: PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit
>>>> Resent-Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:30:14 +0000
>>>> Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>>>> Apologies for cross-posting...
>>>> 
>>>> In December 2018 the PDF Association will host a two-day in-person event to assemble, review and endorse examples of tagged PDF files.
>>>> 
>>>> The objective is to establish a common understanding of what is considered “semantically appropriate tags in a logical reading order”, to quote PDF/UA.
>>>> 
>>>> In short, we’re looking to review and endorse examples of files that subject-matter-experts agree are well-tagged for accessibility.
>>>> 
>>>> The results of the summit will be used by the PDF/UA Technical Working Group (TWG) of the PDF Association as the basis of a fully-revised set of PDF Techniques for WCAG 2.1.
>>>> 
>>>> The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit will be held December 10-11 in Edinburgh, Scotland, directly following the “PDF Week” ISO meetings at the same location.
>>>> 
>>>> You can learn about and sign-up for the PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit at pdfa.org <http://pdfa.org/>:
>>>> 
>>>> https://www.pdfa.org/event/pdf-techniques-accessibility-summit/ <https://www.pdfa.org/event/pdf-techniques-accessibility-summit/>
>>>> 
>>>> Obviously, for any questions, please get in touch!
>>>> 
>>>> Duff Johnson
>>>> 
>>>> PDF Association Executive Director
>>>> ISO 32000 (PDF) Intl. Project Co-Leader & US Chair
>>>> ISO 14289 (PDF/UA) Intl. Project Leader & US Chair
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