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From: Sarah Jevnikar
Date: Nov 1, 2017 7:22AM


Hi Angela,
I'm not sure I can be helpful with your original question, but insert/capslock+f7 will get you a list of links in NVDA.
HTH
Sarah


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-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Angela French
Sent: October 31, 2017 7:16 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Link text used for multiple different destinations

I'm assuming you mean by putting the screen reader into links mode and read a list of links? How do I do that in NVDA?
Here is my example where this is happening: https://www.sbctc.edu/about/board/meetings.aspx. The link "About Us" is in the global navigation at the top, and it is in the breadcrumb. I have a number of examples like this. Our CMS formats the breadcrumb link to link to the directory, and the CMS makes the menu link to the default.aspx page in the directory. I cannot change either of them.

Angela French
SBCTC

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of JP Jamous
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 1:02 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Link text used for multiple different destinations

I would presume that screen readers would not recognize them as same links.

If the first one has a page name, the second one might have a different default page that has a different name. To be on the safe side, the SR would consider them separate URLs.

I have not tested this. I am just thinking logically about it. You can test it real quickly with any screen reader though.

-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Angela French
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 1:21 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] Link text used for multiple different destinations

If I have a link on a page that goes to https://domain-name/folder-name/default.aspx and one that goes to https://domain-name/folder-name/ are they really perceived as two different links by screen readers, or is my evaluation tool making a fuss about nothing?




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