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Re: Fill in the blank questions - best approach for denoting the blank

From: Lucy Greco <lgreco@berkeley.edu>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:18:20 -0700
Message-ID: <CAESOp7pQ8zakuB6CqnMFihY8JCXG9qV6tZc+YfXioq5VHx4f=Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Gunderson, Jon R" <jongund@illinois.edu>
Cc: "Gies, Edward M. (ELS-DAY)" <Ted.Gies@elsevier.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
ted i think a good approach would be to use a edit  field with the lable of
blank and then if you don't want the lable showing then use  clipping to
hide it that gives the user a chance to answer in line as  well lucy

Lucia Greco
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On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 12:33 PM, Gunderson, Jon R <jongund@illinois.edu>
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> Ted,
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> If you use the CSS span:before { content: “Blank” } the content would be
> available to the screen reader.
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> Jon
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> *From:* Gies, Edward M. (ELS-DAY) [mailto:Ted.Gies@elsevier.com]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:08 PM
> *To:* w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> *Subject:* Fill in the blank questions - best approach for denoting the
> blank
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> Hi all,
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> We are working on a LMS system with fill in the blank questions.
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> The particular type of fill in the blank is a simple variety where the
> user reads the text with the blank followed by a reveal the answer button.
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> As an example, this sentence shows a blank using 4 underscores:
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> The best approach for providing visually hidden text is ____ because it
> uses modern standards and supported across browsers.
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> Within the HTML we are using underscores to visually render the blanks
> within each sentence.
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> These underscores are not read at all by JAWS 17 or NVDA using default
> verbosity settings.
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> Does anyone have a good approach for providing a text equivalent?  My
> first thought was to put in a CSS hidden word for “blank” right before the
> underscores.
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> Thanks,
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> Ted
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