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Re: Copywriting for Screenreaders (was Alt text for URL's)

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 08:22:20 -0500
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To: <lois@lois.co.uk>, "'W'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

We need to work toward standards compliance.  Te screen readers sould not 
and increasingly they do not and some never did need "skip" to anything.

Anchors are nice, but they should be used as go to instead of skip to suc as 
go to main content, go to navigation, go to top ...
Johnnie Apple Seed
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From: "Lois Wakeman" <lois@lois.co.uk>
To: "'W'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 6:40 AM
Subject: RE: Copywriting for Screenreaders (was Alt text for URL's)



Andy, your idea of a house style for screen-readers is really interesting.
If there isn't one already, I wonder if some list members would like to
collaborate on creating one? As a tech writer, I am happy to volunteer to
edit all submissions into a consistent 'user handbook'. (But not necessarily
yesterday, since paid work has to come first.)
> I also recently learned that  "Skip to content" tends to confuse
> screenreaders because of the words duel meaning and it is much better
> to write "Skip to main content".
Also, use CSS so that the main content comes first in the page.
Kind regards,
Lois Wakeman
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