# Accessibility and footnotes

Hello, earlier in the year I noticed an issue with accessibility (according to Lighthouse), regarding ARIA roles and on how the markdown converter (pandoc) turns footnotes into HTML. Any update on this front? Is pandoc working on a ﬁx? What are the alternatives? Thanks!

3 replies Asked Sep 15 '21 at 6:16 · Improve this question

Hello, I haven’t made any progress on this yet — if you would like to be notiﬁed by email when this is ready, please let us know.

Please also send over a copy of your lighthouse report highlighting this issue, that will help me when I make the ﬁx.

Done, thanks!

This turns out to be a bug with Chrome Lighthouse, or at least a bug with a tool that Lighthouse uses. Please see here for details:

https://github.com/dequelabs/axe-core/issues/2759

http://kb.daisy.org/publishing/docs/html/dpub-aria/doc-endnotes.html

What Blot is doing is correct, per the spec. Please let me know if you have any questions about this or anything else.