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Re: your opinion on this link labeling please


From: Bim Egan
Date: Jul 30, 2012 3:32PM

Hi Anngela,

My personal view is that if the month/year column cells were all TH, this
would give enough structural information to differentiate between files of
the same name.

The month / year is key information to understanding which files would be
downloaded, and key information is what TH is for.

The TH cells can be styled to look exactly the same as they do now. ... BTW
there's no COLOR defined for either TH or TD cell text at present.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Angela French" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2012 10:03 PM
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