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Re: "marked" as compliant?


From: Duff Johnson
Date: Jun 28, 2017 10:33AM

Hi Bevi,

No trick intended!

I was not referring to your PDFs, but to the specifics of what I understood to be the CMS requirement based on the conversation.

I was hoping to hear that if CMS requires some PDF/UA “medallion” that they also require the PDF/UA metadata.

Part of the point of PDF/UA is to improve the economics of accessibility, and enhance the availability of accessibility information to users. That’s why we included *machine-readable* metadata as part of the specification. Software can use this feature to scan websites for PDF files that include the promise (PDF/UA) of accessible content vs. those that need work (for example).


> On Jun 27, 2017, at 23:21, Chagnon | PubCom < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi Duff,
> Ha! Such a trick question from you <grin>.
> Of course our PDFs have the PDF/UA metadata.
> --Bevi Chagnon
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Duff Johnson [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:43 AM
> To: Bevi Chagnon | PubCom < <EMAIL REMOVED> >; WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] "marked" as compliant?
> Hi Bevi,
>> We do work for CMS and I think they're looking for the little
> certification icon (or medallion) in the left hand panel that states that
> it's PDF/UA accessible.
> Hmm. In addition to some little image pasted on the page, do such files also
> include the PDF/UA metadata flag (required for conformance with PDF/UA)?
> Thanks,
> All the best,
> Duff Johnson
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