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RE: Using numbered list element for navigation bars

From: Régine Lambrecht <Regine.Lambrecht@tipik.eu>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:48:37 +0200
To: Richard Warren <richard@userite.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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I thought Jaws automatically announced something like 'fifth item of 8' even with unordered lists. Does your friend use Jaws ?
Anyway, if other assistive technologies really need ordered list to perform such a useful calculation, then why not !

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From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Richard Warren
Sent: mardi 20 octobre 2009 16:41
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Using numbered list element for navigation bars

We came across a website that used the numbered list element <ol> for its navigation bars (numbers hidden by CSS). It was really useful for our blind colleague who was able to identify how many links in the bar, whereabouts he was within the bar and, more easily remember where the useful links were. There was no difference to visual users

I can't see any disadvantages to using the numbered list element for navigation bars and wonder if it should be a recommendation to improve accessibility for blind users - i.e. does it really help all users of screen readers or will some people find it annoying?

Richard Warren

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