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PDF/UA becomes ISO/AWI 14289

17 Jun 2009 | | No Comment

PDF/UA, most probably the next official ISO standard in the PDF family, has graduated to the ISO status of “Approved Work Item” (AWI).

You may not have heard of PDF/UA, but the committees goal behind it is to set standards for PDF authoring such that conforming PDF files are accessible and usable to all, including those who use assistive technology.

Duff Johnson, the US Committee Chair, outlined the path forward for PDF/UA on his companies blog:

From this point forward, the US and International Committees for PDF/UA will be working feverishly to complete the PDF/UA draft in preparation for the Orlando, FL ISO meeting in late October of this year. From there, we hope to get ISO/AWI 14289 to the DIS (Draft International Standard) stage in the first half of 2010.

For more information on the various PDF standards visit the PDF standards wiki.

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