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Standards, guidelines und requirements

Who decides on PDF accessibility requirements?

Global standards for digital accessibility

For web content

Especially for PDF

Who decides that PDF documents have to be accessible?

Rights, laws and regulations


Equal rights laws

National Regulations

National digital accessibility regulations like Section 508 in the United States or the BITV 2 in Germany for example define the requirements for the digital world based on the global standards from above.

Concepts for accessibility - in the world & in the web

The principles of Universal Design

The 4 principles of WCAG 2