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HTML5 Suggested UIs for making title attribute content accessible

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 09:44:40 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=g5JBFdHr+BtesqDYStzOQzjpMDP44Y4zgsDCD@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Examples of how the title attribute  can be implemented accessibly have been
recently added to the HTML5 specification:

>  "For example, a visual user agent could make elements with a title<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-title-attribute>attribute focusable, and could make any focused element with a
> title <http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-title-attribute>attribute show its tooltip under the element while the element has focus.
> This would allow a user to tab around the document to find all the advisory
> text.
> As another example, a screen reader could provide an audio cue when reading
> an element with a tooltip, with an associated key to read the last tooltip
> for which a cue was played."
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-title-attribute-0 (note
link to FULL spec, may lead to your browser crashing)

It would also be good to hear from users as to whether these examples would
be considered good solutions.

It would be good to hear from browser and AT implementors as to whether
these example methods are practical and will be implemented, otherwise they
are of little use

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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