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Re: Best citation format for accessibility

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 15:37:32 +0200
Cc: Tzviya Siegman <tsiegman@wiley.com>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <02780039-70CF-40BA-B4B6-78CBB9C7F3BA@w3.org>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>

> On 24 Sep 2015, at 15:31 , Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com> wrote:
> 
> On 24/09/2015 08:48 , Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken wrote:
>> My WCAG concern is
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20140916/G53 Identifying
>> the purpose of the link. If I simply append the Name date citation to
>> the end of sentence or paragraph, is the link actually
>> understandable? Further, if the same Name Date (Smith 2015) is used
>> repeatedly in a publication, does that add a layer of confusion?
> 
> I could be wrong but I don't think that's an issue. The technique does
> state that if the content preceding the link provides context for it,
> it's helpful. So for instance, this should be fine:
> 
>    It has been established that, in dahut litters, contradextrous
> offspring is rarely viable <a>(Berjon 1871a)</a>.
> 
> What may be less clear is the variant (which I'm sure has a name) used
> when the name is part of the sentence:
> 
>    Herman <a>(1968)</a> has found significant correlation (p > 0.05)
> between facial hair abundance and several metrics of wisdom profundity.

Your reference is incorrect. s/significant correlation/significant inverse correlation/

I.

:-)

> 
> When the link arrives, there is little context in which to interpret it.
> Even adding title='Reference: Herman 1968' might not help since you
> don't yet know what statement it is backing up. That being said,
> scholarly articles aren't general-audience content. You have to assume
> that readers, irrespective of AT, are somewhat familiar with the
> conventions (otherwise it's just a puzzling to sighted users).
> 
> --
> • Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
> • http://science.ai/ — intelligent science publishing
> •
> 


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