W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > October to December 2010

Re: Using ARIA to control screen readers

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 07:43:31 +0000
Message-ID: <4CDCF023.9060702@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
CC: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 1:51 AM, Jonathan Avila
> <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com> wrote:
>> This would however require
>> the user to learn some keystrokes for this site.  In addition, some screen
>> reader like JAWS would not pass the single letter keystrokes through to the
>> web application.
> I think these are strong arguments against trying to attach this
> functionality to the "D" key.
> Typical screen readers provide a universal interface by which users
> can jump from list item to list item and from heading to heading,
> skipping intermediate content.
> So in this case what's wrong with markup like:
> <h1>Cars</h1>
> <ul>
>   <li>
>      <h2>Ford Focus</h2>
>      <p>description goes here</p>
>   </li>

It's a definition list marked up as an un-numbered list.

David Woolley
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
Received on Friday, 12 November 2010 07:44:04 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 13 October 2015 16:21:41 UTC