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Re: link text 2.4.4

From: Detlev Fischer <fischer@dias.de>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 14:54:23 +0100
Message-ID: <20111129145423.36472yyqagdl1wjz@webmail.dias.de>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Hi Adam,

If the context is only provided by the image, having just a title  
attribute would be bad for visually impaired users working in their  
own colour schemes or custom style sheets (background images will  
disappear, no replaced text will be shown). Tool tips may still appear  
but these do not scale and are not keyboard-accessible.


Quoting adam solomon <adam.solomon2@gmail.com>:

> Hi everyone
> Does 2.4.4 require there to be link text? Or, in cases where there is no
> link text (for instance a background image of text), a descriptive title
> attribute would suffice, since screen readers (at least Jaws that I know
> for sure) will read the title attribute when no text is present?

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