Accessibility: Comments not being read by JAWS & NVDA (PowerPoint Speaker Notes)
Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017: I made an accessible PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes. I Saved As PDF and when prompted, I said yes to converting speaker notes to annotations.
My blind 508C Consultant read the PDF with Jaws & NVDA & Adobe's built in screen reader. He was able to successfully navigate the entire document, EXCEPT Comments/Annotations. When the screen reader hit the Annotation Bubble it announced "Text" and nothing else.
I asked him to search for a phrase that existed only in a comment and no where else in the document. He couldn't find it.
As a government entity we post a LOT of reports for public viewing. Many of these reports were created in PowerPoint and contain a lot of charts and graphs that require additional explanations. We use speaker notes for that purpose. We need converted Comments/Annotations to be screen readable.
We also publish many maps in PDF format. We would like to put a comment in the upper left corner that provides a phone number where someone with visual disabilities can call for assistance. Now we are finding out this comment is not visible to screen readers.
Olmsted County, MN Technical Writer
I’m closing this issue as it has been resolved on the forum : https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2645090
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Rachael Leyba commented
Here is the PPoint.