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About the link to expand text in news

From: Sylvie duchateau <sylvie.duchateau@accessiweb.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 10:29:18 +0200
Message-ID: <4AAF505E.5010407@accessiweb.org>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org, Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, Denis Boulay <denis.boulay@accessiweb.org>, Benoit Klein <benoit.klein@accessiweb.org>
Helllo Ian,
My colleague had another look at the point you raise concerning the 
expandable text for each news.
He thinks that this is a loss of information following WCAG 2.0 F3: 
"Failure of Success Criterion 1.1.1 due to using CSS to include images 
that convey important information"
It appears that the information is displayed visually in an image 
located in the CSS. When the news text is hidden, the image shows an 
arrow to the right, and when the text is expanded the image shows an 
arrow down.
The solution could be to remove the image from the CSS, to integrate it 
in the H3 and to associate an alt attribute such as: "expand text" for 
the arrow to the right, and "hide text" for the arrow down.
Would this be feasable?
Best regards

Ian Jacobs a écrit :
> On 14 Sep 2009, at 7:15 AM, Sylvie duchateau wrote:
>> Hello Ian,
>> It would be a beginning of solution to include in the title that the 
>> link is expandable. But how do you inform the user if the tet is 
>> expanded or not? Can you change the title of the link if the text is 
>> displayed or not?
>> For those you cannot display the title attribute because their browser 
>> is not able to or because they cannot use the mouse to display the 
>> title attribute, it would be better to find another solution.
>> What about using WAI ARIA to inform about the displayed text? It could 
>> be an example of best practice for using ARIA?
> Hi again Sylvie,
> At this time we have received advice not to rely on WAI-ARIA for a 
> solution. Certainly in the future we could adopt WAI-ARIA to address 
> issues like this.
> I might take to the WAI IG the question of "What's a good way to 
> indicate that more content is available if you expand here."
>  _ Ian
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