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Re: table of contents - leader dots best practice


From: Karen McCall
Date: Oct 4, 2022 12:12PM

Yes. They are visually there for people to follow along the line from the topic to the correct page number, but those of us who use screen readers or Text-to-Speech tools don't need to hear them.

Some screen readers will only read the first three dots so you know they are there, while others read all of them which can be annoying. Same with some Text-to-Speech tools.

Making them Artifacts supports visual access and access for those of us using adaptive technology.

Cheers, Karen

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From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Laura Roberts
Sent: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 1:38 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] table of contents - leader dots best practice

In a TOC, should leader dots be artifacted or not?
All the advice I've found has been contradictory on this.

Best regards,
Laura Roberts