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Re: How Should title and label be handled when used together?

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 14:09:49 -0400
Message-ID: <CAJi9CqpBZ7XiVSeNHEeDwOWXAv4fMYgPT3h7vsL8POw4TJT08w@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Homme, James" <james.homme@highmark.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Jim,
In JAWS set vervosity  option for forms to read label and title if different.
WinEyes or NVDA do not seem to have this option.
I take it the text within  the title is not required to be visible
normally (unless moused over), as per the UI specs, right?

On 10/18/11, Homme, James <james.homme@highmark.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> As I was changing a form to make it accessible, I noticed the following:
> * If I put a label tag around a piece of text, use the for attribute, and
> add the i d attribute to the input tag, JAWS speaks the field label text in
> my label tag.
> * If I also add the title attribute, with different text, in the input tag,
> JAWS speaks my title attribute, and ignores my field label text.
> I have no other screen reader to compare this with to see if it renders
> differently. I thought that a screen reader should handle the two pieces of
> text separately. Am I off base with my thinking?
> Thanks.
> Jim
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