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Re: your opinion on this link labeling please


From: Lucy Greco
Date: Jul 30, 2012 3:19PM

if you tag the month as the row header: the screen reader should read the
month when you read the filenames. Your column headers are labeled or jaws
is helping you but when I go through the filenames the row headers are not

Lucia Greco
Web Access Analyst
IST-Campus Technology Services
University of California, Berkeley
(510) 289-6008

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Subject: [WebAIM] your opinion on this link labeling please

I would appreciate some feedback about this new page that is in development:

In the table under Monthly and Quarterly FMS Processes you will see the
presentation of documents with the same name that are presented each month.
I am concerned about whether this method of presentation satisfies Success
Criterion 2.4.4. If a screen reader was reading a links list, it would
fail, but taken in the context of the table, the user would perceive what
month it's for by the value in the first column Month/Year.

I'm afraid if I add the month/year onto the link label it will add a lot of
visual clutter and may just make aural clutter for the screen reader user.

However, if it is better for me to add the month/year to the link label,
would it be better at the front of the label or at the end?

Thank you for opinions.

Angela French
Internet Specialist
State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

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