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Re: accessibly way to show connection between a noun or pronoun and its antecedent?

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From: Sandy Feldman
Date: Oct 26, 2020 4:39PM


I wonder if you could use a toggle tip ...

https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2016/01/simple-standalone-toggletip-widget-pattern/

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Sandy
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On 2020-10-26 5:24 p.m., glen walker wrote:
> Interesting idea, but as Alan said, having a non-interactive element
> receive focus can cause confusion.
>
> Also, aria-describedby on a non-semantic element (span) is generally not
> supported. See the second last bullet point on
> https://www.w3.org/TR/using-aria/#label-support
>
> How are you trying to show this relationship visually?
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 12:45 PM Alan Zaitchik < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> wrote:
>
>> What do you think about this:
>>
>> <p> In the following paragraph pronouns with disambiguating descriptions
>> are marked by a * . Use Tab to access the pronoun description. </p>
>>
>> <p>John threw <span id="ball_id">the ball</span> to Mary, and Bill caught
>> <span tabindex="0" href="javascript:;" aria-label="it *"
>> aria-describedby="ball_id">it *</span></p>
>>
>> <p>Mary threw <span id="rock_id">the rock</span> at John, and John caught
>> <span tabindex="0" href="javascript:;" aria-label="it *"
>> aria-describedby="rock_id">it *</span></p>
>>
>>
>> I know it’s a piece of gross hackery and a pain to create and maintain,
>> also bad in that a span is made focusable without any real action... BUT it
>> sort of works. If you don’t want to hear the pronoun disambiguations you
>> just ignore the stars. Otherwise hit Tab.
>>
>> I guess it would depend on how many occurrences in the document you’d be
>> coding this way, who the audience is, and so on.
>>
>> A
>>
>>>> On Oct 26, 2020, at 10:13, Mike Warner < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>>> Hi all!
>>>
>>> we're developing material that shows the relationship between nouns or
>>> pronouns and their antecedent in a previous sentence. A simple example
>>> would be, "Mike threw the ball. Mary caught it." I've been trying to
>>> think of an accessible way to show the connection between "ball" and "it"
>>> that won't add to the cognitive load. Any suggestions?
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>> Mike
>>>
>>> Mike Warner
>>> Director of IT Services
>>> MindEdge, Inc.
>> >> >> >> >>
> > > >