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

From: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 19:28:06 -0500
Message-ID: <CAJGQbjsMOkiDXE+7a1vRJ3G5M23=kT1JiboCVQJ32_Rfy3oEdQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.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.

Sailesh -- You are correct. I made a similar comment in the original post,
which follows:
"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)."
What I am trying to highlight is that there could be an issue in how
SharePoint is rendering the hidden images. When you navigate into a
SharePoint grid, either tab or use table navigation, and with JAWS running,
you could simulate this issue. You would not listen to the shortcut key
announcements (using observation 1), and listen to all announcements (using
observation 2).
I agree with Deborah and Phill that information on the shortcut key
combination (Shift + Enter) should be made available to all user groups
when the keyboard focus is on the image link, and not just to screen reader
users.
--Devarshi

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 4:59 PM, Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com
> wrote:

> Devarshi,
> 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
> >
> >
>
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