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.
“Klaas Posselt, Chairman of the German PDF/UA Working Group, summarizes: “Anyone who has ever dealt with tagging content in PDF knows that there have been many, sometimes even conflicting opinions and how exactly something should best be tagged. This is exactly what the guide addresses. So anyone who wants to know how to correctly mark up an index or an interconnected list will find what they are looking for here”.