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Processing ATAG2 Comments (comment: "links and reading with screen reader [was SV: Call for Review: ATAG 2.0 Working Draft updated]")

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 12:32:59 -0400
Message-ID: <4A1C19BB.9040603@utoronto.ca>
To: WAI-AUWG List <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
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My comments marked with JR:

> Great work! I have read the document, but so far too fast to have spesific comments. Just one "accessibility" commentt:
> All the links in documents like this makes the content more difficult to read especially when using synthetic speach. Jaws and other screen readers show links on separate lines. In addition the screen reader announces something like (same page link", e. g.:
> A.2.2.1 Purpose of Added Presentation: If an 
> "same page link" editing view
>  modifies 
> "same page link"the presentation
>  of 
> "same page link" Web content
>  to provide 
> "same page link" authors
>  with additional information (e.g., underlining misspelled words), then that additional information is made 
> available via the platform.
> It would have been nice if these links could have been "switched off", and if you wanted to read definitions you could have opened a separate pane (or window) with the definition list.

JR: I tried to follow WCAG 2.0's lead in the use of definition links. 
I'd be open to providing a version with all definition links switched off.


Jan Richards, M.Sc.
User Interface Design Lead
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information
University of Toronto

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