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Re: hovers and screenreaders


From: Hoffman, Allen
Date: Mar 1, 2010 7:51AM

You can set it to do longest.

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From: Mills, Teresa [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2010 2:56 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
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?