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

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 16:59:49 -0500
Message-ID: <CAJi9Cqp3Q15YVAXEvr4=iWU5ONHAQMi3PgzNMdq9WenRYSPmdg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
This is an image link ... I would not expect anything to change by
altering JAWS verbosity settings for text links.
This is a decade old technique  blank-img in a link  that was used for
invisible skip nav  that was available to screen readers. Out of vogue
now I reckon.

Sailesh Panchang

On 11/8/11, Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com> wrote:
> **For those who use screen readers**  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)." This supplemental
> text gives the shortcut key information to open a dialog. Please note
> a few observations that follow:
> 1.	On running JAWS (text link > set to favor title attribute), all
> images are ignored, which means, no alt text announcements are made.
> 2.	On running JAWS (text link > set to favor screen text), all images
> are detected, meaning, alt text announcements are made.
> Note: I am not sure how changing the settings affect the alt text
> announcement, which should occur regardless of the change in settings
> (1, 2 above).
> Could the code be responsible? On removing internal references, the
> code follows:
> *******************************
> <td><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
> height=1 alt="Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new
> window)."></A></td>
> *******************************
> Basically, when a user cannot ascertain the alt text of an image,
> which in this case must occur independently of AT’s settings (noted in
> 1, 2 above), should it be a failure, or not?
> Thanks,
> Devarshi
Received on Tuesday, 8 November 2011 22:00:27 UTC

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