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Re: Site Map, Bobby, and WCAG 13.1


From: Michael Moore
Date: Jul 21, 2004 5:24PM

I have read the article that you mentioned but I am still concerned about
the annoyance factor of adding the program name to the links - each section
would need to have seven or eight links with the hidden program name. The
screen reader would read "program training" "program schedule" "program
participants" etc. Then again maybe I am just being overly cautious.


-----Original Message-----
From: Shane [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 5:32 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Site Map, Bobby, and WCAG 13.1

check out the new article on the Webaim website:
An Accessible Method of Hiding HTML Content

-----Original Message-----
From: &quot;sllists&quot;
To: &quot;WebAIM Discussion List&quot;
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 18:12:31 -0400
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Site Map, Bobby, and WCAG 13.1

I tend to do this with the &quot;training&quot; link being visible and the program
name wrapped in a . Unfortunately Jaws honors
display:none so that doesn't work .hidden{ width:1px; position:absolute;
left:0; top:-100px; height:1px; overflow:hidden; }

Training for Program

Sandra Clark


From: mmoore [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 6:00 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] Site Map, Bobby, and WCAG 13.1

I have an interesting delima. I am working on a new web site for our
organization and am including a site map. My problem is this: Within major
sections of the site which provide resources relating to different programs
that we sponsor I have subnavigation menus that are very similar. A program
may include training so there is a link to training for example. This does
not pose a problem for the pages within the section. However when those
links are listed within the site map there is an issue - several links that
say &quot;training.&quot;

Bobby correctly flagged this problem as a violation of WCAG 13.1.

A visitor using a screen reader who visits the site map then uses the link
list feature of their browser will be confused by the duplicate named links.
However, to add the program name to all of the links relating to that
program would likely be very annoying as well.

Any suggestions from this group?


Mike Moore

Shane Anderson
Programmer Analyst
Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM.org)

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