Repeated links and accessibility
smkeesle at syr.edu
Mon Jul 30 20:28:52 UTC 2007
Its interesting that you mention the placement of the link (in a
table cell or "right after" something relevant) as something that
would make a repeated link more accessible. My gut feeling is that
that would not be sufficient to meet the WCAG's. In fact, I would
guess that the purpose of the guideline is to prevent users from
having to derive that context using a screen reader but rather to
make the purpose of the link explicit in the link tag itself.
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On Jul 30, 2007, at 4:17 PM, Michael S Elledge wrote:
> Hi Sean--
> I think that having that information in the title tag makes sense.
> Users can set JAWS to read title tags by default, but if they
> don't, they can still understand the context of edit, etc. since it
> will be read immediately after the document. It may be helpful to
> add a column labeled "Actions" under which the edit, etc. items
> fall to provide added context, since I'm assuming this is setup in
> a table.
> I don't recall if this was covered in the original style guide.
> Perhaps Gonzalo can shed some light there.
> Sean Keesler wrote:
>> Is there a recommendation from anyone on the best Sakai way to
>> display repeated links (ie: add-edit-delete) in a tool that meets
>> accessibility guidelines?
>> I noticed the following table in OSP:
>> Which has repeated links for every item attached to a matrix
>> cell. The easiest way to handle it (which would be ridiculous)
>> would be to have links like: "Edit SOE Proficiencies-Row:
>> Proficiency 1; Column: Stage 1-f2 1".
>> I've read that some folks use title attributes in their anchor
>> tags to designate a difference between instances of similar links:
>> <a href="someplace" title="Edit SOE Proficiencies-Row: Proficiency
>> 1; Column: Stage 1-f2 1">Edit</a>
>> I didn't wander across a Design Pattern for this...is there one?
>> It would seem to be a common enough issue to warrant a
>> Sean Keesler
>> Project Manager
>> The Living SchoolBook
>> 030 Huntington Hall
>> Syracuse University
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