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Re: Numbered prose.


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Feb 25, 2017 1:07PM

I second the <ol> structure (or just a bunch of paragraph starting
with the number, if that is how it is implemented right now).
<dl> wouldn't help, I think it would just confuse the situation, for
one thing screen readers generally treat <dl> like <ul>

This could be a use case for the aria-flowto attribute or the ARIA 1.1
aria-details attribute, but the problem is that there is hardly any
screen reader support for either (some aria-flowto support in Jaws
with Firefox, and I think in Narrator, out of all screen readers).

On 2/25/17, Beranek, Nicholas < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I'd use an OL. It feels like an ordered list.
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> > From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > on behalf of
> Jonathan Cohn < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:12:27 AM
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> Subject: [WebAIM] Numbered prose.
> Hello,
> I have recently encountered a design pattern at my office that I don't think
> we are presenting in the best way.
> Essentially it is a set of paragraphs where each sentence or paragraph is
> numbered. The idea being that later in the page there will be questions like
> what is the significance of the word "happy" in phrase 19?
> Does it make sense to use a DL block for this structure? I am thinking that
> perhaps for screen readers we could tag the DT as hidden and then use
> aria-describedby to reference the phrase number.
> Thanks,
> Jonathan Cohn
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