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graphic and link problem


From: David Farough
Date: Sep 12, 2012 11:55AM

We have a web application, where the main menu page consists of a list
containing several entries. within each entry there is a graphic which
is either a checkmark or a red x, followed by the name of the section of
the application. Ultimately It would be good to have the meaning of the
graphic included with the link so that tabbing to the link would
indicate to a screenreader user whether the section of the app addressed
by the link was properly completed or not. I'm guessing that the best
way to do this without including the graphic meaning on screen would be
to hide it off screen.

Can someone point me to an example of how this could be done?

David Farough
Application Accessibility Coordinator/coordonateur de l'accessibilité
Information Technology Services Directorate /
Direction des services d'information technologiques
Public Service Commission / Commission de la fonction publique
Email / Courriel: <EMAIL REMOVED>
Tel. / Tél: (613) 992-2779