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Re: FW: CSS and 508 Challenge


From: Jared Smith
Date: Aug 24, 2010 12:33PM

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 11:59 AM, Langum, Michael J wrote:

> Can you override the screen reader output of actual text within anchor tags using title attributes?

No. In this case the screen reader will generally ignore the title
attribute and read the visible link text. In fact, there really isn't
any way to hide or replace visible screen text for screen readers.

You can, however, add additional text and hide it visually so that it
is only available to screen readers (e.g., <a href="mypdf.pdf">OPM
71<span class="hidden"> Fillable Form - PDF Format</a>), though this
technique should be used judiciously.

In this case, why do you think only screen reader users would be
interested in knowing that it's a fillable PDF. If this is useful
information for screen reader users, wouldn't it be useful to everyone

Jared Smith