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RE: Separating links


From: Paul Bohman
Date: Mar 27, 2002 4:22PM

Rather than trying to explain this in an email format alone, I created a
test page at http://www.webaim.org/paul/test/screen-reader-link-test. I
included some notes and observations. I tested the page with JAWS 3.5 (I
will test it with more recent versions later) and Home Page Reader 3.0.
I have not yet tested it with Window Eyes or any other product.

I purposefully created some situations that are potentially problematic
for some screen readers. I would be very interested in having other
people test this page with their screen readers and post their
observations also.

After people have taken a look at it and posted their observations, I'll
write a summary email.

Paul Bohman
Technology Coordinator
WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind)
Center for Persons with Disabilities
Utah State University

Philip Pawley wrote:

<<<So, please, Paul and, indeed, everyone>>>

Do you mean earlier incarnations of these programs, Paul? (Presumably
the answer is yes). If yes, then which versions and precisely how do
they slip up and in what circumstances? In particular, I most need to
know about this kind of column of text links:

<.div><.a href="a.html">Link A</a></div>
<.div><.a href="b.html">Link B</a></div>
<.div><.a href="c.html">Link C</a></div>
<.div><.a href="d.html">Link D</a></div>

1. Exactly what programs and which versions mishandle this?
2. Exactly what happens in these cases?

(I can't see how anyone can make meaningful choices in the absence of
sufficiently well-defined information).

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