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RE: HTML5 DL Element vs. WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

From: Jan Eric Hellbusch <hellbusch@2bweb.de>
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2014 10:28:34 +0100
To: "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000701cf2a30$4ca803f0$e5f80bd0$@2bweb.de>
Hi Steve,

> Do AT convey the semantics as some would wish them to? probably not, but
> does not constitute a lack of 'accessibility support'.

Announcing the number of list items is always confusing when nested lists
are involved, because all items (instead of only the top level items) are
counted. From a screenreader point of view DL lists are accessible, but they
do not relay the visual information properly. The semantics are only a part
of the problem. 

As pointed out in a previous mail in this thread, they are not easy to
navigate in screenreaders. Using Ctrl+arrow keyes DDs are grouped with the
followings Dts instead of vice versa in JAWS.

Received on Saturday, 15 February 2014 09:28:57 UTC

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