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From: John Hicks
Date: Sep 24, 2014 6:25AM


... bringing up the rear of the conversation...

One of the things you see a lot on poorly made corporate websites is the
list made up of one item lists.

This is covered in your blog under the "Do not use HTML list for styles
such as indenting"


In these cases the collection of lists really needs to be a list, but
screen readers will only see 5 lists (say), each of one element. Crazy





2014-09-23 20:38 GMT+02:00 Rakesh P < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:

> Thanks all for your inputs. I have published the article on my blog at
> http://www.maxability.co.in/2014/09/html-lists-accessibility/
>
> Thanks & Regards
> Rakesh
> On 9/20/14, Hans Hillen < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> > A one-item list or even a no-item lists conveys to the user that this is
> a
> > structure capable of containing a group of items. It lets the user know
> > that at any other time there may be more items there and the content is
> > enumerabe. Like Jared said: if you have a list, say a to-do list, and
> you
> > check off items until you get to the last item, that doesn't mean it
> stops
> > becoming a list.
> >
> > On Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 7:53 AM, Mallory van Achterberg <
> > <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> >
> >> On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 12:20:25PM -0600, Jared Smith wrote:
> >> > Rakesh wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > I was so far of the thought that a HTML list should contain more
> than
> >> > > 2 list items.
> >> >
> >> > My wife and I share a shopping list and I pick up the groceries on the
> >> > way home from work. It currently has one item - lettuce. Yet it's
> >> > still a shopping list.
> >> >
> >> > I admit it is a bit atypical for a list to only have one item - and
> >> > there is overhead that should be considered for developers, sighted
> >> > users, and screen reader users when encountering a list with one item
> >> > (and for me when stopping at the grocer for only lettuce) - but
> >> > there's nothing that prohibits this.
> >>
> >> I have lists on our e-commerce platforms where there may only be one
> >> item available until a user logs in. Since it's a list of things users
> >> can do regarding a product, they do belong in the same list, but some
> >> options only make sense for users who are also logged in.
> >>
> >> _mallory
> >> > >> > >> > >>
> > > > > > > >
> > > >