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Why Section 508 Needs PDF/UA

February 8, 2019 0

The following article was presented as Duff’s 2nd round of testimony to the US Access Board on the NPRM for Section 508 released February 18, 2015. The Remarks are in addition to my previous testimony…

Reviewing PDF/UA-related comments on the Section 508 NPRM

June 1, 2015 5

The comment period has closed on the US Access Board’s NPRM for the refresh of Section 508. This article reviews the 17 (out of 126) comments that mention PDF/UA. I’ve grouped them into four categories: First are those who don’t speak to PDF/UA per se, but are focussed on other concerns (largely, the purchase-price of the… Read more

Accessible content: legal and regulatory update

March 11, 2014 0

The time when content producers could focus on delivering a given visual appearance without concerning themselves with underlying structure or reusability is coming to an end. As is so often the case, litigation and regulation are key harbingers of change. Three recent developments, all from February 2014, are worth considering: In the US Department of Justice’s… Read more