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Re: H80: Identifying the purpose of a link using link text combined with the preceding heading element ( LC-2898)

From: <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:51:13 +0000
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To: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
 Dear Devarshi Pant ,

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has reviewed the
comments you sent [1] on the Last Call Working Draft [2] of the Techniques
for WCAG 2.0 published on 16 Jan 2014. Thank you for having taken the time
to review the document and to send us comments!

The Working Group's response to your comment is included below.

Please review it carefully and let us know by email at
public-comments-wcag20@w3.org if you agree with it or not before 7 march
2014. In case of disagreement, you are requested to provide a specific
solution for or a path to a consensus with the Working Group. If such a
consensus cannot be achieved, you will be given the opportunity to raise a
formal objection which will then be reviewed by the Director during the
transition of this document to the next stage in the W3C Recommendation


For the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group,
Michael Cooper
W3C Staff Contact

 2. http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20140107/


Your comment on H80: Identifying the purpose of a link using link text
combined with the p...:
> Refer to the technique "H80: Identifying the purpose of a link using
> link
> text combined with the preceding heading element" at
> http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-TECHS/H80.html.
> Under User Agent and Assistive Technology Support Notes, note the
> sentence
> - 'The command to take advantage of this technique in JAWS is "JAWS KEY
> +
> T".'
> Now, Ins + T or the JAWS key + T is a command that announces the page
> title, and has no bearing on this technique whatsoever. The command to
> be
> used here is the list of headings, which is the JAWS key  + F6.
> Consider
> revising it to reflect the correct JAWS command.

Working Group Resolution (LC-2898):
Thank you for your comment. The JAWS key referenced does apply to this
technique.  The keystroke does trigger JAWS to announce the page title but
it also then announces the heading immediately above where the user is on
the page.  We use this keystroke rather than the JAWS Key + F6 keystroke
because the JAWS heading list doesn't provide the context for the user to
be able to determine what heading section the currently focused link is

As a result, we will leave the technique as it currently reads. Thank you
for your comment.

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