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Re: Interactive Glossary


From: Susan Grossman
Date: Jul 7, 2010 5:24PM

On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Susan Grossman < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Smith, Jennifer (GSL) < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:
>> I've been tasked with a project that includes a request for an
>> "Interactive Glossary" that would provide a word's definition in a
>> pop-up window when users hover over a word. The voices in my head tell
>> me there's not a way to do that and make the definitions accessible. Am
>> I wrong? Can anyone provide examples or advice on how to create
>> something like this?
Sorry about posting twice - Gmail froze on me and didn't include my message

I've seen similar to what you're asking done with an acronym tag using the
title attribute with a little scripting. You can tab to it, mouse over it,
and it's there for screen/voice readers. It doesn't work for
non-voice/screen reader browsers that have no scripting.

This wouldn't be a semantically correct tag for your situation, nor would
the href, but the span tag would.

If it becomes a requirement, this is probably your best bet. But if you can
get it removed from requirements, I'd steer clear.

Susan Grossman

>> Thanks,
>> Jen
>> Jennifer Smith
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