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Re: [External Sender] Citation superscript


From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Nov 22, 2019 5:25PM

If I recall correctly -- in PDF 1.7 you can't have a link move focus move to a tag -- only a page ore view. Oddly enough you can move to specific tags with bookmarks. I believe newer versions of the PDF format address this -- but the support by tools may not be there yet.


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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 text.


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 < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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