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Re: Accessibility of Permalinks

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:49:56 -0700
Cc: W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <public-pfwg@w3.org>
Message-id: <7CFE7C22-4C90-40B8-BCD0-FD118AFCDD29@apple.com>
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Actually, we should keep @title for the tooltip, in addition to using @aria-label to override the label, which defaults to the "#" text contents.

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


On Mar 28, 2014, at 2:32 PM, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com> wrote:

> 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. 
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> 	<a href="#abstract" title="Permalink for Abstract">#</a>
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> ReSpec should use:
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> 	<a href="#abstract" aria-label="Permalink for Abstract">#</a>
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> Where "Abstract" is the unique heading text, of course.
> 
> James
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> 
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