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Re: hovers and screenreaders


From: ckrugman@sbcglobal.net
Date: Feb 28, 2010 5:24PM

If you can send me a link to a web site where there are both I can test out
with JAWS 11.
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From: "Mills, Teresa" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2010 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] hovers and screenreaders

> At least up to version 10 of JAWs (not sure about 11) you either have to
> choose to read links by the text of link or by title attribute--you can
> not do both at the same time. This is something that I have turned into
> Freedom for improvement since version 6.2 with real world examples, but
> have not seen a feature implement where you can read both the link and the
> title attribute. For example, Having the ability to read title attributes
> might be helpful on news type sites where we have lots of <more> links.
> Thus, title attributes are not very helpful for JAWS users unless on
> forms. For some reason, you can read a title attribute on a form or even
> set JAWs where it will read the label and title attribute if different.
> Window Eyes has a keystroke that reads title attributes, so you may be
> able to read both in Window-Eyes, but need to test for verification. Can
> anyone confirm?