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From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Nov 8, 2017 3:46PM


> I don't understand why a preceeding heading Is not considered sufficient programmatic context by WCAG, while a paragraph or sentence is.

The idea is that the user should be able to hear the context without having to move focus from the link. There are screen reader commands for those other things which don't require you move focus. Only JAWS supported announcing the preceding heading with the insert+t command -- so that technique was not assistive technology supported.

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-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 5:13 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] transcript links

You can actualy go all CS content on this, use a visually hidden content attribute with the word "Transcript" or "video transcript" and use a CSS selector to add it to every link with a certain class name, like class="video"
Then the text of the link can be the name of the video.
I don't understand why a preceeding heading Is not considered sufficient programmatic context by WCAG, while a paragraph or sentence is.




On 11/8/17, Jared Smith < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Jonathan Avila wrote:
>
>> I would note that the understanding documents for SC 2.4.4 no longer
>> note headings as a way to meet SC 2.4.4.
>
> It's a good thing this is entirely non-normative. If the pattern I
> outlined is not sufficient to meet the SC, but...
> <p>Video title <a href="transcript.htm">transcript</a></p>
> ... is, then this is certainly a notable disconnect between best
> practice and WCAG.
>
> Jared
> > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >


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