WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

E-mail List Archives

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


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Oct 26, 2020 5:15PM

On 26/10/2020 14:13, Mike Warner 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?

Maybe, without overthinking it too much, simply doing some form of
visual highlighting (a border, background, or similar) on the sentences
themselves, and having a following paragraph explaining the relationship
in words ("<q>it</q> in the second sentence is the pronoun for
<q>ball</q>") - maybe visually styled slightly smaller (but still nicely
legible). That would make it accessible to pretty much anybody?

Patrick H. Lauke

https://www.splintered.co.uk/ | https://github.com/patrickhlauke
https://flickr.com/photos/redux/ | https://www.deviantart.com/redux
twitter: @patrick_h_lauke | skype: patrick_h_lauke