PDF Association publishes
«Tagged PDF Best Practice Guide»

The PDF Association has published a new guideline for the technically correct creation of accessible documents. The manual, entitled Tagged PDF Best Practice Guide: Syntax, is intended primarily for developers. It is intended to help developers understand the syntactic properties tagged PDFs need to meet accessibility requirements.

The guide is intended for interested parties who want to prepare accessible PDF documents in detail. On 70 pages, aspects such as PDF/UA as the standard for accessible PDF documents and general regulations are explained. In addition, developers and experienced users are provided with examples of the standard structure types and important information about attributes as well as properties, text features and other properties of PDF.

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«Tagged PDF Best Practice Guide»

New MadeToTag supports
Caption, Blockquote & Index

The new plug-in axaio MadeToTag version 1.9.093 for InDesign CS6 – CC 2018 contains new options for the export tag selection to map the semantic structure in a PDF document even more accurate.

In a correctly tagged PDF, special text elements, such as Caption, Blockquote and Index, must be specifically marked as such. The PDF/UA standard (PDF for Universal Access) also provides the assignment of these specific tags in order to map the semantic structure in the PDF as precisely as possible. However, only basic tags (header or simple text) are used in InDesign. Special elements, such as Caption, Blockquote and Index, did not have their own tag equivalent in InDesign.

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Caption, Blockquote & Index

Free callas pdfGoHTML 2.0 released

Callas software published version 2.0 of callas pdfGoHTML. This free Adobe Acrobat plugin converts tagged PDF files into HTML format. A key feature of this new release is the total redesign of the way that tag structures are visualized. callas pdfGoHTML 2.0 is also significantly more robust when handling PDFs with unusual or very complex tag structures, and it now also fully supports PDF 2.0.

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PDF/UA support and services

PDF Association has published two tables with products and services which support PDF/UA.

At the moment the products table features 29 products from 22 developers and organisations. The services table has 7 entries. In both tables the entries are assigned to multiple categories.

Each entry has a direct link to the corresponding product or service.