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RE: Easy Check - Page title tips and WAI example

From: Bim Egan <bim@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:27:18 -0000
To: "'suzette keith'" <suzette.skeith@gmail.com>, "'Shawn Henry'" <shawn@w3.org>, "'EOWG \(E-mail\)'" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <DC21026A1240484C9ED589C0C7DA6761@bimlaptop>
Hi Suzette,

 

On page titles, you asked:  

Is the auditory experience different for screen reader users, or have
behaviours changed since the introduction of multiple tabbed browser
windows?



There hasn't been any change in screen reader behaviour since the invention
of tabbed pages, the reader reads the page title when the page has loaded.
I think the reason why reverse breadcrumb order (page - section - company)
is suggested is to reduce the amount of audible repetition  . if the order
is  (company, section page), company and section will be repeated in every
page within a section of a website.  Then we have to mentally filter the
words until the end of the page title string is heard to identify what the
current page topic is.   

 

HTH,

 

Bim

 

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From: suzette keith [mailto:suzette.skeith@gmail.com] 
Sent: 15 March 2013 09:09
To: Shawn Henry; EOWG (E-mail)
Subject: Re: Easy Check - Page title tips and WAI example

 

Dear All,
I just put this in the Easy checks wiki:
" Title tips: is the visual example and text tips inconsistent? Note that in
Tips text "About Acme Web Solutions" (subpage then company name) is said to
be better than "Acme Web Solutions, Inc. - About Us". But, in the visual
from WAI the good example is: "Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) - home
page".(company name then subpage). Personally, in my visual world I find the
WAI example order more useful when looking at tabs and in referring to
history and bookmarks. One exception to that is when we are working on the
WAI agenda, but this is the only time I have multiple pages open from the
same organisation."

Is the auditory experience different for screen reader users, or have
behaviours changed since the introduction of multiple tabbed browser
windows?
Best wishes
Suzette
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