InDesign / Adobe Acrobat CC: Can't Create Accessible Links

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Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

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Hi, 

 

I am creating an accessible PDF which includes some hyperlinks, but when I test them using VoiceOver, nothing happens (i.e. the text is read, but VO doesn't recognise the link or give an option to open it). 

 

I have designed the PDF in InDesign CC. The links are within bullet points, and are tagged as 'bullets' in InDesign, within an Article set up in the order I want the document to be read. Within InDesign I have added alt text to the hyperlink.

 

To view it, I am opening in Preview and viewing at Single Page view, and the text reads perfectly – apart from the links. I have also tried 'VO + command + L' (Next link) and nothing happens. 

 

I have also tried removing them and adding directly in Adobe Acrobat CC using the 'Create Link' tool (following this guide https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/create-verify-pdf-accessibility.html).

 

So far I have had no success, can anyone help? Thanks so much in advance

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Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

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Voiceover in Preview does not read out aloud as it should, neither does Acrobats build-in 'voice'. You should test with dedicated software that understands the tag-structure, choose Jaws and check it with that. Forget about Preview, very bad app.

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Feb 10, 2022 Feb 10, 2022

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In addition to testing with JAWS, also test with NVDA, which is a freebie. Both screen readers are only on Windows, nothing on Mac.

 

More info about testing is at https://www.pubcom.com/blog/2019_04-05/checking-with-screenreaders.shtml

 

Bevi Chagnon | PubCom | Designer & Technologist for Accessible Documents | Books & Classes | InDesign | PDFs | Office |

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