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RE: Negative numbers

From: Subramanian, Poornima (PCL) <psubramanian@hagroup.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 13:08:20 +0000
To: Bart Simons <bart.simons@anysurfer.be>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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To my understanding, aria-label can be used along with the tags span, div, a, button, and also with aria-roles.

When using "aria-label", few of the screen readers would ignore the actual link or button text. It is best to describe the link or button in the "aria-label" text itself.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bart Simons [mailto:bart.simons@anysurfer.be]
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 8:43 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Negative numbers

Op 30/09/2017 2:20, Russ Weakley schreef:
> > A simple solution is to use an aria-label:
> > <span aria-label="minus 91">-91</span> You can see this in action
> > here:
> > https://jsfiddle.net/russmaxdesign/fhs8m6z1/

If I understand correctly, aria-label only works on components in the accessibility tre that have an explicit or implicit role. If that is correct, it makes no sense to add aria-label to a span.

Bart Simons

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