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advice on labeling links in a nested list


From: Angela French
Date: Jan 25, 2012 2:21PM

Because I'm not sure how a screen reader user might approach an unordered list of links (links mode versus reading the list), I'm not certain of the best way to label my links in the nested list on this page that I'm working on: http://sbctc.edu/college/_g-wactcmtgminsNEW.aspx (please ignore the tables that contain documents at the bottom of the page. Those are the docs I'm moving into the list format instead.)

So, my question is, when a screen reader users gets down to the May 30, 2008 documents, are the link labels of the nested list items sufficient? If the user is reading the page in links mode, I'm afraid they will lose the context of the parent list item (may 30). Is that the case? Would it be necessary, or advisable, then to repeat the date in the nest list's link labels?

Thank you for your advice or opinion.

Angela French
Internet Specialist
State Board for Community and Technical Colleges