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Re: Pipe characters and screenreaders (form field redux)


From: Moore, Michael
Date: Dec 5, 2008 11:35AM

JAWS would say "Fields marked with a star are required" Then in the
form, "star same, star email address" Most users of screen readers are
comfortable with this approach. The most frequent error is that the
asterisk is placed outside of the label element, or the label element is
excluded entirely. These omissions cause real accessibility issues.


-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Dean Hamack
Sent: Friday, December 05, 2008 12:22 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Pipe characters and screenreaders (form field

So I was lying awake last night, and something occurred to me regarding
discussion we had recently about required fields in forms. I'm assuming
along these same lines, the screenreader reads "asterisk" when it
the * character, correct?

If that's the case, someone filling out a form using asterisk characters
delineate required form fields would hear the following:

"fields marked with an asterisk are required."

asterisk name, asterisk email address"


How is that not accessible? Maybe I missed something from that
but this seems like it would be crystal clear to me if I heard it.

On 12/3/08 11:05 PM, "Peter Krantz" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Jaws (at least in older versions) outputs "Vertical bar". For some
> other characters see/listen here:
> http://www.standards-schmandards.com/2004/title-text-separators/
> (That article is old by now, but most characters should be output in
> the same way).