Document Processing for Accessibility: Standards and Initiatives

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)


This paper presents the Document Processing for Accessibility Workshop that is held at CEN/ISSS and summarizes its findings so far. It focuses on standards and initiatives that have been elaborated and concern document management and accessibility issues especially for the publishing industry. The paper provides also an outline of the work to be done and invites interested parties to take an active role in shaping the workshop.


Multimedia Content Assistive Technology Accessible Information Document Processing Joint Technical Committee 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technologie-Zentrum Informatik (TZI)University BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.FNB AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.ONCE MadridMadridSpain
  4. 4.TWT GmbHInformation & Engineering TechnologiesNeuhausenGermany

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