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Re: Accessibility of Permalinks

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:32:12 -0700
Cc: W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <public-pfwg@w3.org>
Message-id: <95709A4B-96A2-4FBA-8C54-E15C810B3783@apple.com>
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
On Mar 28, 2014, at 2:23 PM, Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com> wrote:

> The ARIA recommendation [1] has permalinks embedded throughout.  They don't seem to have any sort of special 'aria' landmarks that an AT might use.  Is there something we should be doing in that respect?  I am developing an extension to ReSpec for permalinks, and I would like them to be "accessible".

Heh. Looks like the spec was using @title instead of @aria-label. VoiceOver speaks these without issue, but this might cause Jaws, NVDA, or Orca to speak, "number", "hash", or "pound" instead of the link title. 

	<a href="#abstract" title="Permalink for Abstract">#</a>

ReSpec should use:

	<a href="#abstract" aria-label="Permalink for Abstract">#</a>

Where "Abstract" is the unique heading text, of course.

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