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From: Jim Thatcher
Date: Apr 19, 2002 10:02AM


I just double checked and you are right. I found that neither HPR nor JFW
read the title on a select menu while Window-Eyes does.

Jim
Accessibility Consulting
http://jimthatcher.com
512-306-0931
Constructing Accessible Web Sites, is now available at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1904151000/jimthatcherco-20/!
I recommend it. It's a good book!


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From: Leo Smith [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 7:26 AM
To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
Subject: RE: labeling form elements for time


Jim,

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,

Leo.

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
207-780-4774


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