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Re: Exit icons/disclaimers on HHS PDF files


From: glen walker
Date: Apr 18, 2018 5:00PM

This sounds similar to links on government websites that go to external
sites. After selecting the link, a dialog pops up saying you're leaving
the government site. But with your PDF example, you don't really have a
way to popup a dialog before leaving so you have to indicate you're going
to leave on the link itself, right? From an html perspective, I would
probably add a visual indicator that is part of the link itself and make
sure the indicator has an appropriate accessible name that indicates you're
leaving the government site. It could be as simple as "(leaving HHS)".

On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 11:04 AM, Dona Patrick < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> While it may have been somewhere in the guidelines before the refresh, it
> now seems that HHS is requiring exit icons on non-governmental links in PDF
> files.
> A project I am working on is wondering how to implement this, especially if
> the file is sent to us as a PDF and we do not have access to the source
> file. From experience adding content to tagged PDF files can really mess up
> the document structure/tags.
> Secondly we are concerned that the exit icon would be read by AT after the
> link. Would this be a case where we should add the disclaimer text to the
> alt text of the link?
> Can someone point me to an example of this being used in a PDF file?
> Thank you,
> Dona Patrick
> > > > >