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Re: ALT tags for text links

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From: Gruden, Roxanne (NE)
Date: Jul 31, 2001 2:21PM


I'm sorry to bother you all in this way, but can someone tell me how can
unsubscribe from this forum--I am moving on from my current position. Thank
you!
-----Original Message-----
From: Reidy Brown [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 4:10 PM
To: 'WebAIM forum'
Subject: RE: ALT tags for text links

I think this is settable in Jaws. You can choose whether to read the title
or the content of the link or the longest of the two. (Look at the
Configuration Manager, then HTML Options.)
Reidy Brown
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Sr. Software Engineer
Blackboard, Inc.
1899 L. St., NW, 5th Floor
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-----Original Message-----
From: Glenda Watson Hyatt [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 3:05 PM
To: WebAIM forum
Subject: RE: ALT tags for text links

Thanks Cheryl, that's good to know.
Does anyone know of a comparison of screen readers, showing what they do
support and how? That would be a handy resource.
Cheers,
Glenda
>
> 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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> > > would love to hear what you have to say about web accessibility.
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> > >
> > > In other words -- use the "title" tag to add additional,
> human-readable
> > > information to your links.
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