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Re: Easy Check - Page title tips and WAI example

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:43:48 -0400
Message-ID: <514A0364.2090804@w3.org>
To: suzette keith <suzette.skeith@gmail.com>
CC: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
I think the W3C example -- the WAI home page -- is indeed demonstrating the best practice -- it's just a little confusing because it is a home page. I think "Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) - home page" (or "Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) home page" without the dash) is the only appropriate title for this page. (What else would you title it?)

The other page titles do not start out with "WAI" -- for example, subpages are titled:
* Contacting WAI
* Participating in WAI
* Education & Outreach Working Group (EOWG)

Probably to avoid the confusion, we should change the page title images to the Easy Checks page (which makes more sense anyway :-)

~Shawn

On 3/15/2013 9:19 AM, suzette keith wrote:
> Bim
> Thanks for that - this would mean that the W3C example is not demonstrating best practice!
> Suzette
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> On 15 March 2013 12:27, Bim Egan <bim@w3.org <mailto:bim@w3.org>> wrote:
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>     Hi Suzette,____
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>     On page titles, you asked: ____
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>     Is the auditory experience different for screen reader users, or have behaviours changed since the introduction of multiple tabbed browser windows?
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>     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. ____
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>     HTH,____
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>     Bim____
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>     *From:*suzette keith [mailto:suzette.skeith@gmail.com <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____
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>     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."
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>     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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> Suzette Keith
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