I can make a radiobutton question in Indesign; Example: Gender with the answers Female / Male and the descriptions Are you a female? Are you a male?
After exporting only the Description of the first field is shown: So for both choices I am getting Are you a female? shown in the tooltip. Of course this does not work to get an accessible PDF. And correcting in Acrobat is not fine...
I think this is a bug that should be fixed. Or is there a workaround?
I already did. But it did not help for the tooltip text. Maybe the button value will be visible elsewhere?
When I see examples of accessible PDF (for example at irs.gov) the tooltips are always different.
You're correct in the way it arrives in the PDF. But I don't think it's InDesign's fault.
It appears to be a "feature" of Acrobat and PDF. A radio button cannot have a different tooltip for each state.
Even if I edit the buttons in Acrobat with the Select Object tool, it won't let me have different tooltips for the two states.
Radio buttons in a group cannot have individual tool tips. Incase you give different descriptions for individual radios in a group in ID, only the description of radio that was created first will correspond to the tool tip in Acrobat.
The button value identifies radio buttons in a group and if you 'read out loud' in reader, it will read the button value of each radio button and also tell it's state.
What about http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-access/fct1_accessible.pdf? The tooltips are different with the radiobutton fields. Indeed a simple change in Acrobat changes the whole group. The site of irs.gov is mentioned by Adobe itself.
Maybe with the screenreader (reading the state) will be fine for the blind people, but for the people that can view the tooltip this is not the good solution.
I could not find any radio button in this PDF. There are many check boxes that have been grouped using data binding in Life cycle. The tool tips are given in a separate tab for accessibility.
I agree that different tool tips for each would be helpful but I dont think it is currently possible in Acrobat.