Bug 142376 - Links from table of content in generated PDF not accessible for screen reader
Summary: Links from table of content in generated PDF not accessible for screen reader
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: accessibility
Depends on:
Blocks: PDF-Export PDF-Accessibility
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Reported: 2021-05-19 11:20 UTC by Mikael
Modified: 2021-08-24 03:49 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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A table of content with hypertext links (11.24 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2021-05-19 11:20 UTC, Mikael

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Description Mikael 2021-05-19 11:20:09 UTC
Created attachment 172173 [details]
A table of content with hypertext links

The links generated for the table of contents in PDF are clickable in Firefox and other browsers as expected. 

The issue is that the same links are not detected by screen readers as tested with Orca and NVDA.
- https://help.gnome.org/users/orca/stable/
- https://www.nvaccess.org/download/

Source file used to export to PDF with Universal access option selected is attached.

Under links the following options were selected: Named destinations, PDF targets, and URLs relative to file system.
Also the Open with Internet browser was selected.

Many thanks!
Comment 1 Mikael 2021-05-20 21:49:07 UTC

We start to suspect there may be an issue with the Orca screen reader
and possibly not with the generated document.
We will get back to you when we have done some more experimenting to verify.

Comment 2 Eleonora Govallo 2021-08-23 21:44:35 UTC
MNo repro in Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: adf65471e889676a600a9c6d0454c75cbd549ad3
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2021-08-13_04:44:18
Calc: threaded