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Re: Quick Poll for JAWs users: Verbosity and Punctuation settings.

From: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 18:25:49 +0200
Message-ID: <5015640D.2070300@ramoncorominas.com>
To: Adam Cooper <cooperad@bigpond.com>
CC: 'John Foliot' <john@foliot.ca>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, 'WebAIM Discussion List' <webaim-forum@list.webaim.org>
Hi, Adam and all,

> And in answer to your question: you should not bother using off-screen text.
> It is arguable that it doesn't meet 1.3.1 and screen reader users are not
> the only people with disabilities who are going to be viewing the page nor
> the only type of assistive technology used. 

As many other techniques, off-screen text can comply with 1.3.1 (and any 
other SC) if used properly. Indeed, hiding a portion of a link is a very 
useful technique that can help blind users to understand the purpose of 
a link in situations where the visual design doesn't allow the full text 
to be shown.

For example:

<h2>Annual Report 2011</h2>

<p>Last year our incomes where...</p>

<p><a href="report_2011.pdf">
<img src="pdf-ico.png" alt="" />
<span class="hide-off-screen">Annual Report 2011 in PDF format</span>

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