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accessible tool tips


From: Angela French
Date: Jul 31, 2017 1:06PM


We have information icons on a form where, when the user hovers a mouse over the icon, a tool tip is revealed that provides more detailed information.

We are trying to make a more accessible solution. I have found some supposedly accessible tool tip solutions, but when I try them with NVDA they are not read aloud.

Does anyone have an implementation they can share/point me to? This is an example of an accessible demo <http://heydonworks.com/practical_aria_examples/#input-tooltip>; that though I can see the tooltip appear, I can't hear it. Here is a second example<http://accessibility.athena-ict.com/aria/examples/tooltip.shtml>;. What am I missing here?

Angela French
Internet/Intranet Specialist
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges