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From: Cheryl Kirkpatrick
Date: Jul 31, 2001 12:57AM


I also wondered if screen readers read the title so I tried a little
experiment. I added title tags that were different from the content and then
read the page with Jaws. It was inconsistent. For some links it read the
title tag but did not for others. They are helpful, but I would not want to
depend on them.
Glenda Watson Hyatt wrote:
> Kynn, that is a neat tip. And screen readers do read the title? Does it
> also show up when tabbing?
>
> Cheers,
> Glenda
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> > In other words -- use the "title" tag to add additional, human-readable
> > information to your links.
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