• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

    The Premier AT Conference

39th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Has Concluded

Navigating the Evolution from PDF/UA-1 to PDF/UA-2

Date & Time
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 1:20 PM PDT  
Platinum 3 (ALLYANT)  
Join us for an insightful journey into the evolving world of PDF accessibility standards as we explore the transition from PDF/UA-1 to the forthcoming PDF/UA-2. PDF/UA (ISO 14289) has been the cornerstone of accessible PDFs since its inception in 2012. With the release of PDF 2.0 (ISO 32000) in 2017 and its updated revision in 2020, changes in PDF specifications have necessitated adjustments in the realm of PDF accessibility. This session delves into the nuances of PDF/UA-2, which is set to be published no later than the end of Q1 2024. We will dissect the substantial alterations to existing tags, their revised usage guidelines, and the introduction of new PDF tags. Furthermore, we will explore the latest requirements for links, forms, and the evolving functionality of PDFs. For anyone invested in creating accessible PDF documents, this presentation offers a vital update on compliance and best practices in a shifting landscape, ensuring your documents remain inclusive and accessible.  
  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Government
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Discover the essential differences between PDF/UA-1 and PDF/UA-2, gaining valuable insights into new tags, nesting rules, and requirements for links, forms, and PDF functionality. Includes a review of changes and how to implement them.  
Primary Topic
Blind/Low Vision  
Secondary Topics
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Evaluation & Remediation
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
Session Type
General Track  


  • Paul Rayius

Add to Outlook/iCal (How it works)

Back to Session List