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How do screen readers experience this image rotator?


From: Angela French
Date: May 18, 2011 3:27PM


I am once again asking for any screen reader users to help me out with some AT testing. I think I mentioned elsewhere, that I have been asked to help fix the many accessibility issues on this site: http://sbctc.edu/index.aspx .

My question this time, is how screen reader users experience the set of rotating images that appears at the top of the News Releases on the home page. In the code it is presented as an <ul> with each picture (34 of them) presented as a <li> that appears one at a time (to the sighted user).

The first <li> in this list is a picture of "Edmonds", the second is "Wenatchee Valley", the third is "Bellevue".

My fear is that screen readers users have to listen to the whole darn list of images. As there is no "skip to main content" link provided on this site, I expect that you would bail pretty quickly.

I would be grateful to any of you who would take the time to test this out for me and let me know what you experienced and what AT you are using.

Thank you,

Angela French
Internet Specialist
State Board for Community and Technical Colleges