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Re: [External Sender] Citation superscript


From: glen walker
Date: Nov 22, 2019 4:50PM

This is a nice article on accessible footnotes. It goes through creating a
basic footnote and then adding features, such as a link back to the main


But this is an html solution. You need a PDF solution? A similar concept
should still be possible. I know when creating a Word doc, I can have
in-document links so can jump to a footnote then jump back. I think that's
preserved when saving as PDF.

On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 7:56 AM Brian Lovely via WebAIM-Forum <
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> I assume we are talking about footnotes. The best way to handle these is to
> provide some visually hidden text that explains what the link is, like
> <a><span class="vh">footnote </span>2</a>. When the link is activated,
> focus should be placed on the relevant footnote. It would also be good
> (particularly for a long document with lots of footnotes) to have some
> mechanism for returning focus to the link.
> On Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 4:41 PM Leah Roderman <
> <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> > My organization produces long documents that are intended to be printed
> > and are distributed in PDF. We have one that has over 150 note numbers in
> > superscript for citations that are listed at the end of the document. I
> > went looking for a best practices guide about formatting those and have
> run
> > into conflicting information about how screen readers parse superscript.
> > I'm hoping someone on this list has expertise: if you have a resource for
> > this specific usage, please let me know.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> >
> > - Leah