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Re: Actual Text attribute


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Jul 30, 2011 8:42PM

The primary distinction is that when a figure has actual text that figure isn't reported as a figure to the accessibility API, so the assistive technology won't read it as a figure. When alternative text is used, it is reported as a figure so a screen reader will say "graphic" or similar to indicate the role. If you use both, it is regarded as a figure.


Andrew Kirkpatrick
Group Product Manager, Accessibility
Adobe Systems


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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Actual Text attribute

Sorry, forgot to answer your question.

Actual text is theoretically read in a more natural way as opposed to At Text. I don't come across it much, not a lot of people know about the Actual Text attribute.

By reading the content in a more natural way I mean with natural pauses and more "integrated" into the document. I'll test it again tomorrow to give you more information.

Cheers, Karen

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