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RE: Invisible elements for additional link text [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

From: Joe Chidzik <joe.chidzik@abilitynet.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 01:11:51 -0500
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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What I’m now interested in/ concerned about, having never tested with it, is Dragon NaturallySpeakings functionality. If there is a page full of article summaries with simply ‘read more’ added how does the user get to any of those links? This really makes the guidelines incorrect if this is the case.

[Joe Chidzik] When using Dragon to access links, (one method is) you simply read out all, or some, of the link text. If there is any ambiguity, Dragon will add a numerical identifier to all the ambiguous links on screen allowing you to further clarify by saying the identifier value.

So in the case of a page with many read more links, saying “read more” to Dragon would overlay a list of numbers on the page, against each relevant link. You would then say “Choose 7” to select the 7th link displayed, for example.

If you have Windows 7, you should have similar functionality with the built in Voice Recognition (I’ve not got a headset to test this with currently).

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