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RE: labeling form elements for time


From: Leo Smith
Date: Apr 19, 2002 5:29AM


I have ordered the new book and am looking forward to reading it. In
terms of the title attribute, I have found that Jaws 4.0 on Win2000
with IE5.5 reads the title attribute fine for text input form controls.
However, I found that it does not read the title attribute on <select>
form controls. Have anyone else found this to be the case?

Happy Friday,


On 17 Apr 2002, at 21:01, Jim Thatcher wrote:

> Mary,
> Use the title attribute. It is supported by the major screen readers
> and HPR.
> This is one of the situations where title is almost required because
> the label text doesn't work, like two fields for zip+4 and three for a
> telephone number.
> This and many other tips in the new book "Constructing Accessible Web
> Sites," now available from Amazon:
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1904151000/jimthatcherco-20/! I
> recommend it. Authors include myself and WebAIM's own Paul Bohman.
> Jim
> Accessibility Consulting
> http://jimthatcher.com
> 512-306-0931

Leo Smith
Web Designer/Developer
USM Office of Publications and Marketing
University of Southern Maine

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