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Re: Pasting title of a news story invissibly into its "read more" link


From: priti Rohra
Date: Dec 19, 2012 12:32AM

Luci, I think the site is down due to some technical reasons.

All the best!

On 12/19/12, Lucy Greco < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hello:
> This link does not seem to work sorry thanks Lucy
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> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of priti Rohra
> Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 9:34 PM
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> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Pasting title of a news story invissibly into its
> "read more" link
> Hi Birkir,
> You can find ARIA implementation of the above issue at:
> http://www.oaa-accessibility.org/example/44/
> However, I would recommend you to go for a native mark-up based solution as
> ARIA support is not yet available across all screen readers. To solve the
> above issue, present the heading text within a <span> element within the
> link text & hide it using CSS (take it offscreen).
> This will ensure that it it is available to all screen reader users.
> Hope this helps...
> Regards,
> Priti Rohra
> Accessibility Consultant
> blog: http://www.accessibilitychatter.com
> On 12/19/12, Birkir R. Gunnarsson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> Oh yea wise ones.
>> I am helping with development on a page with quite a few news stories.
>> The way it is set up now, unfortunately, is that the news title is a
>> heading (not a link), followed by 3 to 4 lines of text and then a
>> "read more" link.
>> I do not necessarily think this is a WCAG violation, at least not if
>> we get nit picky, as the context of the "read more" link can be
>> programatically determined (just look at the preceeding heading, then
>> press tab to get back to the "read more" link).
>> However, I remember coming across an implementation where the text of
>> a headline of a news story was added to the "read more" link, but
>> invissibly, so that screen readers saw "read more the title of news
>> story", whilst others just ssaw "read more".
>> I just can't remember the exact implementation of this.
>> I would imagine that one could just set an ID on the heading element,
>> and then use aria-describedby with that ID and past it to the "read
>> more" link, I presume.
>> But if someone has implemented a solution, or knows of the solution I
>> came across, definitely feel free to discuss, suggest or send me a
>> link on- or off-list.
>> Similarly, if someone has a strong opinion on whether the set up, as I
>> described it, satisfies the "programmatically determined" condition,
>> definitely let me know, though I have seen this topic being discussed
>> before.
>> Cheers
>> -B
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