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Re: SharePoint Accessibility: Alt Text Attributes on Active Images inside data grid (in ‘more accessible mode’)

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 15:37:17 -0600
To: deborah.kaplan@suberic.net
Cc: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF938CDBDE.08F088AF-ON86257942.0074755C-86257942.0076C60F@us.ibm.com>
I agree it *should* NOT ONLY be made available to screen reader users, but 
with the On Focus event and style sheets code (which was not included in 
the example), it is (or could) be made both visible to keyboard users, 
voice command & control users, switch users, AND available to screen 
reader and magnifiers users to be spoken or Brailled.  In other words, as 
the user tabs or uses voice or a device to move focus to the temporarily 
hidden control, it *would* then be both made visible and available to AT 

previous code follows:
. . . <A 
onfocus="OnLink(this)" HREF="http://sharepoint.xyz"
onclick="javascript:EnterFolder('xyz');return false;">AnyName<img
src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" class="ms-hidden" border=0 width=1 
alt="Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window)."></A></td>

Phill Jenkins, 
IBM Research - Human Ability & Accessibility Center




From:   deborah.kaplan@suberic.net
To:     Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
Cc:     w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Date:   11/08/2011 02:38 PM
Subject:        Re: SharePoint Accessibility: Alt Text Attributes on 
Active Images inside data grid (in ‘more accessible mode’)

Devarshi Pant wrote: "You may already now, but there
are hidden images inside the SharePoint grid, with an alt text value
of "Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).""

It seems strange to hide that information and make it only
available to screenreader users. Sighted non-mouse users also
find information about keyboard shortcuts useful. I happen to
have guessed that particular keyboard shortcut for SharePoint,
but I shouldn't have had to guess.


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