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PDF Accessibility Days, November 12-13 2015

Copenhagen canal scene

PDF Accessibility Days is for:

  • AT user advocates and users interested in accessibility technology
  • authors, writers and designers who want to learn about best-practices and tools for creating accessible PDF documents
  • administrators, including webmasters, who are obliged to publish accessible material on their websites
  • decision makers who need to understand accessibility needs and relevant legislation

The event is international in nature, conducted entirely in English.

PDF Accessibility Days occurs November 12-13 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Please note:  The venue moved from The Black Diamond to Kosmopol next to Nørreport Station!

Download the program as an accessible, PDF/UA-compliant PDF document, and register now!

Day 1 (Education)

This education-focussed day does not include commercial content.

Thorkild Olesen

Keynote Address

Thorkild Olesen, Chairman of the Disabled Peoples Organisation of Denmark and the Danish Blind Association

Document accessibility strategy and testing

Adam Spencer (Canada), Head of Document Accessibility Services, Accessibil-IT Inc.

What must be considered for any governmental agency or private company wishing to make their documents accessible?

How PDF/UA relates to WCAG 2.0

Duff Johnson (USA), Executive Director, PDF Association and Consultant, Duff Johnson Strategy & Communications

Entangled in the tagged PDF jungle

Dr. Matthew Hardy (USA), Engineering Manager, Document Cloud, Adobe Systems

What is the difference between tagged PDF and accessible PDF?

Jens Bjerre Kirkegaard (Denmark), Founder, Includoc

PDF 2.0 and the future of accessible PDF

Olaf Drümmer (Germany), Chairman, PDF Association and CEO, callas software and axaio software

The new PDF standard is about to launch – What impact does that have on accessible PDFs and PDF/UA?

Accessible PDF on mobile devices – a demonstration

Markus Erle (Germany), Director, Axes4

Proper reflow of accessible PDFs on mobile devices has until now not been possible, but a new app does the trick.

The accessibility experience

René Jaun (Switzerland), founder, jaunscorner.com

How does a blind person navigate PDF documents and forms?

Ask the Experts

A panel discussion, with questions from the audience

Program – Day 2 (Solutions)

Day 2 includes customer cases and the demonstration of tools for creating, testing and remediation of accessible PDF documents and forms

Speed dating: 4 minutes with a PDF accessibility solution vendor

Vendors and service providers introduce their PDF product or solution

PDF Accessibility Issues and Challenges

Ferass ElRayes (Canada), CTO, NetCentric Technologies

How to make mathematical formulas, bar charts, network diagrams or city maps really accessible

Olaf Drümmer (Germany), Chairman, PDF Association and CEO, callas software and axaio software

CommonLook Tools for PDF Accessibility

Ferass ElRayes (Canada), CTO, NetCentric Technologies

English exam papers made accessible

Ted Page (UK), Director, Dig Inclusion

A case story using axesPDF for Word

Niels Stern (Denmark), Senior Adviser/Head of Unit, Publications, The Nordic Council of Ministers & Jens Kirkegaard (Denmark), Director, axes4

Ask the Experts

A panel discussion, with questions from the audience


Axes 4 logo

PDF Association logo

Gold sponsors

axaio software logo

CommonLook Family logo

Silver sponsors

Accessible-i T logo

Crawford Technologies


Kosmopol next to Nørreport Station

Fiolstræde 44 (Google Maps)
1171 Copenhagen


Registration is open! Register today!


From: November 12, 2015
To: November 13, 2015

Kosmopol next to Nørreport Station
Fiolstræde 44



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