[Hpr] Note about accessibility in show notes
perloid at autistici.org
Mon Aug 24 10:04:43 PDT 2020
On 24/08/2020 17:25, Mike Ray wrote:
> Hello guys and gals,
> I'm currently working on a project using Template::Toolkit, and finding
> Dave's show notes on this subject very useful.
Glad my Template::Toolkit stuff has proven useful. I use it daily since
it's behind the notes for all my shows and quite a number of other
document generation tasks I carry out.
> I have a small favour to ask with reference to writing show notes and
> accessibility for those of us using screen readers.
> All the screen readers I use have 'landmark' navigation keys.
> Typically one can press a particular key and jump between HTML tags.
> For example, I can jump from link-to-link using NVDA in Windows with the
> 'k' key.
> And here is the accessibility bit.
> If the page is sprinkled with this kind of thing:
> <p>You can find the instructions for feeding elephants <a
> If I jump to that link, my screen reader says 'here'. Well, what is here?
> Better to write it:
> <p><a href="page">You can find the instructions for feeding elephants
> Markdown allows that kind of thing too.
Guilty as charged!
I usually try not to do this but I realise I have some boilerplate files
that contain the Markdown equivalent. I know it's generally bad form but
I could not have said exactly why until I read your email.
I shall desist henceforward.
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