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Re: hovers and screenreaders

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From: Geof Collis
Date: Feb 26, 2010 12:54PM


Hi Karen

Did a quick accessibility chekc and looks like she's going to need to
address more accessibility issues than just this one, especially in
light of the AODA Information and communications standard coming into
affect soon. :O)


cheers

Geof
At 01:41 PM 2/26/2010, you wrote:
>Thank you. You may get more brain-pickage if she asks me more questions.
>
>Carin
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Steven Faulkner
>To: WebAIM Discussion List
>Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 11:26 AM
>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] hovers and screenreaders
>
>
>Hi Carin,
>
>the site is uisng the title attribute on links to provide extra information
>about the link. Unfortunately many screen readers do not provide practical
>access to this information. An alternative strategy is to use contextual
>content hidden via CSS. This article by gez lemon explains one such method
>Providing Context for Ambiguous Link Phrases
>http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/?p=8
>
>regards
>stevef
>
>On 26 February 2010 15:36, Carin Headrick < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>
> > Hi. I'm trying to help a webmaster. Her page is loaded with "click here"
> > links. She put some kind of hovering title on some of them hoping
> > screenreaders would find it. Mine sure didn't. I know that some things that
> > hover can be found by screenreaders. What's the magic trick? She works for
> > my city. The site is http://guelph.ca/living.cfm?subCatID=1179&;smocid=1764
> >
> > and behold the mass o' click heres!
> >
> > Carin
> >