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Re: Requesting for opinion on footer reference accessibility


From: Mohith BP
Date: Jul 20, 2020 12:06PM

Thank you Glen for clarifying and for the reference.
I marked as best practice (suggestion) to the client.

On 7/15/20, glen walker < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> It's not strictly required by WCAG but it certainly would be helpful for
> all users to have the footnote references as links where they occur in the
> main body of the text.
> Here's a good article on accessible footnote references:
> https://www.sitepoint.com/accessible-footnotes-css/
> As far as having multiple references to the same footnote, that's easy to
> implement. I've done it before. In the event handler for the footnote
> link, I queried the ID of the current reference and dynamically updated the
> SRC attribute of the footnote itself so it would go back to the link it was
> called from. Of course, the "back" button in the browser would work too.
> On Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 8:13 AM Mohith BP < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Scenario:
>> One of the web pages I am currently working has a heading in the
>> footer as References and all the references are listed out in an
>> ordered (numbered) list.
>> The proper reference numbers are referred throughout the main region
>> with superscript.
>> There is no functionality of clicking on the reference number and
>> moving to the footer reference links.
>> Query:
>> 1. From accessibility point of view is it required to provide the
>> functionality of clicking on the reference number to move to the
>> footer reference link?
>> 2. If yes, how to provide skip back to the content from footer
>> reference section when the same reference number is used at multiple
>> places in the main region?
>> I feel this is not needed as the functionality is not present.
>> Thanks & Regards,
>> Mohith B. P.
>> >> >> >> >>
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