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RE: examples of sites with good accessibility

From: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 10:18:39 -0800
To: "'Michael S Elledge'" <elledge@msu.edu>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <006401c6fc4f$d5f818a0$7d8e40ab@Piglet>

Michael S Elledge wrote:
> This raises another question: Is there a technique or keystroke
> combination that a screen reader user can invoke on an ad hoc basis
> (i.e. as they are reading) that provides them with the longer
> description if the link phrase isn't sufficient? That would seem to be
> very useful and true to WCAG 1.0 intentions.


In checking with my JAWS power user, he informs me that currently, this is
not available, although it may be included in the next version of JAWS.  You
are right it would be useful.

He and I had a brief conversation about this, and he suspects that most
users, even daily "power-users" rarely switch from the standard install
default, which is to read the ALT text only.  There are a number of
different configurations however, so your mileage may vary.

I quickly (very quickly) set up a test page (www.wats.ca/test1.html) which
he is going to run through and I will post his feedback shortly.

Received on Monday, 30 October 2006 18:52:29 UTC

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