WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

E-mail List Archives

Re: Quick Response Needed - DL or UL?

for

From: chaals@yandex-team.ru
Date: Apr 23, 2015 3:50PM


- beth.mejsullivan@

23.04.2015, 22:11, "MEJ - Beth Sullivan" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:
> Hello,
>
> I have a situation where the data warrants a DL, but I have heard DL, DD,
> DT's aren't the happiest for screen reader? What are your thoughts? ULs
> better?

Seems (asking an expert sitting next to me - thanks Léonie) that screen readers don't do anything useful with the semantics. On the other hand, visually they work better, clarifying what is happening.

Assuming you don't want to use a heading structure instead - and it may well be overkill for your situation, effectively needing extra styling work, etc. - it would still make sense to use a DL - there doesn't seem to be a harmful impact.

But filing a bug against screen readers also seems useful.

cheers

--
Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
<EMAIL REMOVED> - - - Find more at http://yandex.com