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Re: disabilities and accessibility


From: Schulz, Leslie
Date: Feb 11, 2022 12:17PM

The problem with pages coded for screen readers not working for speech recognition has to do with understanding how speech recognition works.

A screen reader user can navigate to a link with an aria-label that states: "Additional Information about product x". But if the link text reads, "Read More" under a photo of the product, the speech recognition user will not be able to activate the link. The aria-label must include the text from the visible link, although the aria-label can, and probably should, include more.

A better match would be
<a href="product-x.html" aria-label="More information about product X">More information</a>

That being said, if developers are unaware of the way speech recognition works, their efforts to please both screen reader users and speech recognition users will always be hit or miss.

Just some thoughts.


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