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Re: Links within image captions

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From: wolfgang.berndorfer@zweiterblick.at
Date: Mar 30, 2022 11:36AM


I would avoid figure & figcaption for image plus caption alone.

Screen Readers might announce while navigating with arrow down:
1. [Content of figcaption] begin
2. [Content of figcaption]
3. [value of alt-attribute]
4. [Content of caption]
5. [Content of figcaption] end

Very annoying to get rather the same info in 5 instances.

-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Swift, Daniel P.
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 6:00 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Links within image captions

I’ll add, for extra points, use figure/figcaption as well.

Daniel Swift, MBA
Senior Web Specialist
University Communications and Marketing
West Chester University
610.738.0589

From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Piscitelli, JoAnn
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 10:43 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Links within image captions

I will. The amount of information that is provided in this forum is priceless!

On 3/30/22, 10:41 AM, "WebAIM-Forum on behalf of L Snider" < <EMAIL REMOVED> on behalf of <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> <EMAIL REMOVED> >> wrote:

See if others chime in as well, it is always interesting to see what different people say...

Cheers

Lisa

On Wed, Mar 30, 2022 at 11:37 AM Piscitelli, JoAnn < <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> >> wrote:

> Many thanks!!
>
> I will take this info back to who I report to.
>
> And, agreed, the "new generation" will be much more web savvy moving
> forward so it'll be interesting to see what stays and what goes in the
> future!
>
> Have a great day!
>
>
> On 3/30/22, 10:34 AM, "WebAIM-Forum on behalf of L Snider" <
> <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto:webaim-forum-bounces@list.
> webaim.org> on behalf of <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> >>
> wrote:
>
> Gotcha! That sounds fine to do in my view. Just watch the colour
> contrast of the link with the surrounding text, and make sure it has
> focus for keyboard navigation that is at least 2 px wide in a colour
> that also is good contrast. Oh and I still recommend underlining if
> possible, it makes the link stands out for people with low
> vision...although with the new generations I wonder if we will still
> do that-as they grew up with the web and are used to non underlined
> links (still underline is good for people with low vision especially).
>
> Cheers
>
> Lisa
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2022 at 11:16 AM Piscitelli, JoAnn <
> <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> >> wrote:
>
> > Hi Lisa and thank you so much for the very quick reply!
> >
> > The image would live on a news website. I believe the caption
> wouldn't be
> > very long. The caption would appear under an image. The text of the
> caption
> > would include text that would be linked to either an internal or
> external
> > website/page.
> >
> > Jo
> >
> > On 3/30/22, 10:05 AM, "WebAIM-Forum on behalf of L Snider" <
> > <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto:webaim-forum-bounces@lis
> > t.webaim.org> on behalf of
> > <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> >>
> > wrote:
> >
> > Hi Jo,
> >
> > So would this be an image showing on the page, and then a link
> to the
> > image
> > caption right under it (instead of the actual caption)? Would
> the image
> > caption be short or very long?
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Lisa
> >
> > On Wed, Mar 30, 2022 at 10:28 AM Piscitelli, JoAnn <
> > <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> >> wrote:
> >
> > > Dear WebAim community,
> > >
> > > I’ve been trying to find accessibility information, if there
> is any,
> > about
> > > having links within image captions. I wanted to be sure if
> having
> > links
> > > within image captions is okay to do with regards to
> accessibility.
> > If you
> > > can provide any information or links to info, that would be
> greatly
> > > appreciated!
> > >
> > > Thanks so much!
> > >
> > > Jo
> > > > > > > >
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