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Re: Screenreader support for title....


From: Aaron Cannon
Date: Jun 3, 2008 8:30AM

I tried to figure out a definitive answer a few days ago using Jaws 8.0. I have not changed any of the defaults that effect this. Here is what I found:
The title attribute is read for links when there is no link text. E.G. <a title="bla" href="..."></a>
The title attribute is read for images when there is no alt attribute. (Note that it is not read if the alt attribute is present but empty.)
The title attribute on form fields is only read when there is no label.


>>> "ben morrison" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > 6/3/2008 6:23 AM >>>

On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 12:18 PM, Jennison Mark Asuncion
< <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Paul,
> In terms of JAWS, the TITLE attribute is supported, however the
> end-user must turn that option on (at least in JAWS V7.X), it is not
> automatically read out-of-the-box.

I'm not sure about latest versions, but I think it would work in forms
mode/form elements but not on any other elements say <a> unless
'verbosity' settings were changed.

I just don't rely on the title attribute.

Ben Morrison