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Re: Accessibility of Permalinks

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:36:04 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOk_reFdwvEcBhp6G+oGn2Xpkx3Ht2pOBkVCZOxgwjO9Gzea1A@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Cc: "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <public-pfwg@w3.org>
I have made this change in the respec source.   I am still negotiating with
the respec development team about the pull request.  They wanted some
changes to make it a little more 'modern'.


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 4:49 PM, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com> wrote:

> 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.
> >
> >       <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.
> >
> > James
> >
> >
>
>
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