Bookmarks [WCAG.PDF.02]

Test Basis (WCAG 2.0)

This test is based on the WCAG 2.0 Technique PDF2: Creating bookmarks in PDF documents

Technique URL (WCAG 2.0)

Why this maybe a Barrier

PDF documents without bookmarks are difficult to navigate because no navigation structure is presented, which would allow the user to jump directly to important parts of the document such as the beginnings of the sections.

Users of assistive technology will find it very difficult to use documents without bookmarks, especially if the documents are very long or do not have tags. All users will benefit from bookmarks that provide a consistent navigation structure.

WCAG 1.0 Reference

13.3 "Provide information about the general layout of a site (e.g., a site map or table of contents). [Priority 2]"

WCAG 1.0 Checkpoint 13.3

WCAG 2.0 Reference

2.4.5 Multiple Ways "More than one way is available to locate a Web page within a set of Web pages except where the Web Page is the result of, or a step in, a process. (Level AA)"

WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria 2.4.5