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Where (in what app) and how did you add those highlights?
The issue is in Acrobat. I created the highlights with the Acrobat highlighter and attached sticky note comments to them.
Thanks for any insight you may have!
If I understand correctly, you want your annotations to be accessible to screen readers? I'm not sure how to do that. A possible work around would be to use an Acrobat preflight profile to flatten the annotations into the page contents, create buttons (either from the highlighted areas, or invisible buttons on top of the type) and have the button show the comment (upon roll over). I don't know if this will work as an accessible PDF, and also, the user would need to open the PDF in Acrobat or Reader for the buttons to work.
Hi Luke. This solution is not ideal as I don't want there to be added interactivity for someone with a screen reader to use the document.
The problem I'm having is that some of the annotations are grey-out and not allowing me to assign alt text while others are not and I can. There seems to be no reason why the same exact kinds of elements are allowing me the same functionality.
Are you able to share a document or sample document that shows the problem?
Hi. Do the screenshots I shared help at all?
Not really, they do show what the problem is, but without seeing the document, I don't know what the cause could be.
In Acrobat DC ( sorry the only version I have installed ), I am able to add alt text? which version of Acrobat are you using?
Ollo. I use Acrobat Pro DC.
There are only two instances of highlighted text that won't allow me to add the alt text to the annotations.
Whoa. What a mind-boggle!
I had started from scratch more than once and reapplied all comments and kept having the same issue; I also deleted and reapplied the comments and didn't have any luck. I literally just did this again on the version prior to the one I shared and it didn't work and then tried it with the version I shared, and it did!
So there's no explanation but there's sort of a solution! Thank you times a million, Chad!
I'm so glad that we found a way to fix THAT problem.
And, now that I'm able to add alt text to all of the annotations, I learned that I'm not actually supposed to! LOL What a learning curve! I bow dow not you masters before me!
Again, thanks to everyone who offered help here! Appreciate you!
WRONG screenshots uploaded! Proper screenshots for reference attached here. 🙂