Release of PAC2 makes PDF/UA compliance practical

On August 15, 2013, the Swiss foundation Zugang für Alle (Access for All) released the freeware program PAC2 (PDF Accessibility Checker version 2), the first – and for the time being only – automated validation tool to check PDF documents for accessibility in accordance with the Matterhorn Protocol.

With the availability of PAC2 along with the manual checks specified by the Matterhorn Protocol, it is now practical to test and remediate PDFs for PDF/UA compliance in addition to WCAG 2.0. It would be irresponsible to do otherwise!