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From: Mary Utt
Date: Apr 22, 2002 7:03AM


So...the title attribute is *not* the way to go here? Alternative
suggestions? Thanks.

Mary Utt
SiteScape, Inc.
Maynard, MA USA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Thatcher [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 12:58 PM
> To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> Subject: RE: labeling form elements for time
>
>
> 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!
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> 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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