[thelist] Site Check: Is it accessible?

Stephen Rider evolt_org at striderweb.com
Tue Dec 5 23:35:07 CST 2006

On Dec 4, 2006, at 10:34 AM, Sarah Adams wrote:

>>>> If I were to put such words within <abbr> tags, would screen  
>>>> readers
>>>> read out the title of the tag instead?
>>>> Thus:
>>>> <abbr title="parkway">Pkwy.</abbr>
>>> I really like this idea, but unfortunately JAWS reads this as if the
>>> abbr tag was not there.
>> Does the <acronym> tag work for this?
>> <acronym title="parkway">Pkwy.</acronym>
> According to this intro to accessibility (which I highly recommend,
> btw), IE doesn't support <abbr> but does support <acronym>:
> http://diveintoaccessibility.org/day_17_defining_acronyms.html

It appears I need to be more specific:
Does JAWS read out the title attribute of an <acronym> tag or just  
ignore it?


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