PDF/UA now a US National Standard, available for $15

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PDF/UA now a US National Standard, available for $15

Duff Johnson
Friends,

I apologize for the cross-posting.

PDF/UA is now a US National Standard in addition to an ISO specification. This new US edition is available directly from AIIM for $15. AIIM Professional members may download it for free.

Learn more:

AIIM press-release:

http://www.aiim.org/About/News/PDF-Accessibility-Standard

PDF Association article:

http://www.pdfa.org/2016/03/pdfua-becomes-a-us-national-standard/

The document’s no more readable than before (it’s the same highly technical content as the ISO original)… but it is much cheaper!

All the best,

Duff Johnson

PDF Association Executive Director
ISO 32000 (PDF) Intl. Project Co-Leader, US Chair
ISO 14289 (PDF/UA) Intl. Project Co-Leader, US Chair
Independent Consultant

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Re: PDF/UA now a US National Standard, available for $15

J. Albert Bowden
this is a joke right?
an international standard that you have to pay to access?

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Duff Johnson <[hidden email]> wrote:
Friends,

I apologize for the cross-posting.

PDF/UA is now a US National Standard in addition to an ISO specification. This new US edition is available directly from AIIM for $15. AIIM Professional members may download it for free.

Learn more:

AIIM press-release:

http://www.aiim.org/About/News/PDF-Accessibility-Standard

PDF Association article:

http://www.pdfa.org/2016/03/pdfua-becomes-a-us-national-standard/

The document’s no more readable than before (it’s the same highly technical content as the ISO original)… but it is much cheaper!

All the best,

Duff Johnson

PDF Association Executive Director
ISO 32000 (PDF) Intl. Project Co-Leader, US Chair
ISO 14289 (PDF/UA) Intl. Project Co-Leader, US Chair
Independent Consultant

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Re: PDF/UA now a US National Standard, available for $15

Duff Johnson
ISO standards, with very few exceptions, are not free.


> On Mar 29, 2016, at 14:31, J. Albert Bowden <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> this is a joke right?
> an international standard that you have to pay to access?
>
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Duff Johnson <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Friends,
>
> I apologize for the cross-posting.
>
> PDF/UA is now a US National Standard in addition to an ISO specification. This new US edition is available directly from AIIM for $15. AIIM Professional members may download it for free.
>
> Learn more:
>
> AIIM press-release:
>
> http://www.aiim.org/About/News/PDF-Accessibility-Standard
>
> PDF Association article:
>
> http://www.pdfa.org/2016/03/pdfua-becomes-a-us-national-standard/
>
> The document’s no more readable than before (it’s the same highly technical content as the ISO original)… but it is much cheaper!
>
> All the best,
>
> Duff Johnson
>
> PDF Association Executive Director
> ISO 32000 (PDF) Intl. Project Co-Leader, US Chair
> ISO 14289 (PDF/UA) Intl. Project Co-Leader, US Chair
> Independent Consultant
>
> p  +1.617.283.4226
> e  [hidden email]
> w  http://duff-johnson.com
> l  http://www.linkedin.com/in/duffjohnson/
>
> At the PDF Association...
>
> e  [hidden email]
> w  http://www.pdfa.org
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> J. Albert Bowden II
>
> [hidden email]
>
> http://bowdenweb.com/
>


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Re: PDF/UA now a US National Standard, available for $15

J. Albert Bowden
that doesn't make it correct or acceptable.

since they make exceptions, clearly its unnecessary.


On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 2:39 PM, Duff Johnson <[hidden email]> wrote:
ISO standards, with very few exceptions, are not free.


> On Mar 29, 2016, at 14:31, J. Albert Bowden <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> this is a joke right?
> an international standard that you have to pay to access?
>
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Duff Johnson <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Friends,
>
> I apologize for the cross-posting.
>
> PDF/UA is now a US National Standard in addition to an ISO specification. This new US edition is available directly from AIIM for $15. AIIM Professional members may download it for free.
>
> Learn more:
>
> AIIM press-release:
>
> http://www.aiim.org/About/News/PDF-Accessibility-Standard
>
> PDF Association article:
>
> http://www.pdfa.org/2016/03/pdfua-becomes-a-us-national-standard/
>
> The document’s no more readable than before (it’s the same highly technical content as the ISO original)… but it is much cheaper!
>
> All the best,
>
> Duff Johnson
>
> PDF Association Executive Director
> ISO 32000 (PDF) Intl. Project Co-Leader, US Chair
> ISO 14289 (PDF/UA) Intl. Project Co-Leader, US Chair
> Independent Consultant
>
> p  <a href="tel:%2B1.617.283.4226" value="+16172834226">+1.617.283.4226
> e  [hidden email]
> w  http://duff-johnson.com
> l  http://www.linkedin.com/in/duffjohnson/
>
> At the PDF Association...
>
> e  [hidden email]
> w  http://www.pdfa.org
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> J. Albert Bowden II
>
> [hidden email]
>
> http://bowdenweb.com/
>




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RE: PDF/UA now a US National Standard, available for $15

Julie Romanowski
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That’s how it works for ISO International Standards documentation. http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards.htm

 

From: J. Albert Bowden [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:32 PM
To: Duff Johnson <[hidden email]>
Cc: WebAIM Discussion List <[hidden email]>; WAI Interest Group <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: PDF/UA now a US National Standard, available for $15

 

this is a joke right?

an international standard that you have to pay to access?

 

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Duff Johnson <[hidden email]> wrote:

Friends,

I apologize for the cross-posting.

PDF/UA is now a US National Standard in addition to an ISO specification. This new US edition is available directly from AIIM for $15. AIIM Professional members may download it for free.

Learn more:

AIIM press-release:

http://www.aiim.org/About/News/PDF-Accessibility-Standard

PDF Association article:

http://www.pdfa.org/2016/03/pdfua-becomes-a-us-national-standard/

The document’s no more readable than before (it’s the same highly technical content as the ISO original)… but it is much cheaper!

All the best,

Duff Johnson

PDF Association Executive Director
ISO 32000 (PDF) Intl. Project Co-Leader, US Chair
ISO 14289 (PDF/UA) Intl. Project Co-Leader, US Chair
Independent Consultant

p  <a href="tel:%2B1.617.283.4226">+1.617.283.4226
[hidden email]
http://duff-johnson.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/duffjohnson/

At the PDF Association...

[hidden email]
http://www.pdfa.org




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RE: PDF/UA now a US National Standard, available for $15

Howard Leicester

Not sure where the point about cost is coming from.

But totally agree!

We have enough problems getting ‘accessibility’ accepted already.

Extra best,

Howard

 

 

 

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+44 (0) 1959 523770

www.accessible-info.co.uk

 


From: Julie Romanowski [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: 29 March 2016 19:50
To: J. Albert Bowden
Cc: WebAIM Discussion List; WAI Interest Group
Subject: RE: PDF/UA now a US National Standard, available for $15

 

That’s how it works for ISO International Standards documentation. http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards.htm

 

From: J. Albert Bowden [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:32 PM
To: Duff Johnson <[hidden email]>
Cc: WebAIM Discussion List <[hidden email]>; WAI Interest Group <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: PDF/UA now a US National Standard, available for $15

 

this is a joke right?

an international standard that you have to pay to access?

 

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Duff Johnson <[hidden email]> wrote:

Friends,

I apologize for the cross-posting.

PDF/UA is now a US National Standard in addition to an ISO specification. This new US edition is available directly from AIIM for $15. AIIM Professional members may download it for free.

Learn more:

AIIM press-release:

http://www.aiim.org/About/News/PDF-Accessibility-Standard

PDF Association article:

http://www.pdfa.org/2016/03/pdfua-becomes-a-us-national-standard/

The document’s no more readable than before (it’s the same highly technical content as the ISO original)… but it is much cheaper!

All the best,

Duff Johnson

PDF Association Executive Director
ISO 32000 (PDF) Intl. Project Co-Leader, US Chair
ISO 14289 (PDF/UA) Intl. Project Co-Leader, US Chair
Independent Consultant

p  <a href="tel:%2B1.617.283.4226">+1.617.283.4226
[hidden email]
http://duff-johnson.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/duffjohnson/

At the PDF Association...

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Re: PDF/UA now a US National Standard, available for $15

Felix Miata-2
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Duff Johnson composed on 2016-03-29 14:39 (UTC-0400):

> ISO standards, with very few exceptions, are not free.

So is it any wonder compliance is not universal?
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Re: PDF/UA now a US National Standard, available for $15

Duff Johnson
>> ISO standards, with very few exceptions, are not free.
>
> So is it any wonder compliance is not universal?

PDF/UA is a highly technical standard designed for software developers tasked with addressing accessibility for content contained in PDF files.

In this context it’s hard to imagine that $15 represents a substantial barrier to entry.