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RE: "title" and screen readers

From: Hy Cohen <hy@miplet.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 17:24:02 -0700
To: "'Leanne Phillips'" <leanne.phillips2@verizon.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000b01c25abb$dd3816e0$5da2f5d1@hh2tg01>

Yes, that is what I meant.  The title attribute, like:

<a href=":http://www.nowhere.com" title="The Nowhere Home Page">Home</a>

Sorry for the confusion.

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Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 5:01 PM
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Subject: RE: "title" and screen readers

> I assumed that title and status content was read by screen readers,
> this appears not to be the case.
> can anyone advise me if this is a configuration issue?

I only have experience with JAWS, and I'm guessing you mean the title
attribute. We happen to have tested this just today.  It can - if you
make it so it reads tooltips.

That's under...uh... I only have that at work.  You have to get into the
configuration management, which I forget the right options for.  Then,
it's Set Options -> Verbosity Options -> <your current level's>
Preferences -> Tooltip.

That's with JAWS 4.02, I believe it is.

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