Microsoft hyperlink accessibility through pdf conversion
If you add a pdf link in word it will not be accessible when you CONVERT the document to pdf. BUT if you create a pdf using the word file, the links created in the word document will be accessible. My request is that you make the hyperlinks accessible through pdf conversion as well. MEANING, please have the accessible when you file>>save as >> pdf.
We already create accessible links with Acrobat DC and Office 2016 on Mac OS.
You can follow the steps here to create such PDFs:
Open the Word file
Go to Acrobat ribbon > Create PDF.