Abbreviations & Acronyms PDF accessibility
There is currently no way tag either abbreviations or acronyms in InDesign.
Having spent an entire day entering expansion text for the phrase "Title IX" in Acrobat because I couldn't properly prep the document in InDesign, I'm now dreading and future revisions.
Please beef up the accessibility options in InDesign, including the ability to tag both abbreviations and acronyms.
I like the implementation that Bevi Changnon suggested. This would allow a keyboard shortcut to be set up and accommodate any other style variations that might be required.
This is an important feature that should be added.
This issue is becoming increasingly important with WCAG compliance becoming a legal requirement. Please add a feature that will abbreviations and acronym to be easily tagged in INDD. The idea of adding expansion text to a character style is genius!
Similar to Alt-Text, Expansion text is an attribute on a <Span> tag that indicates to screen readers how to voice the abbreviation/acronym.
MoMA = "mo mah", the Museum of Modern Art in NYC
USDA = U S D A, the US Department of Agriculture, not "uzdah"
St. Louis = "saint louis", not "street Louis."
Louis St = Louis Street.
1600 PA Ave NW = "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest", not 1600 pah aave nwah
Bevi Chagnon commented
It would be very helpful to be able to have an option the character style definition to automatically add expansion text to a word or acronym.
Example: the character style could have a field Expansion Text that the designer could select and fill in. Then, whenever the character style was used, the PDF would have the expansion text built into it for that text.