Nope, no problem at all. That looks like a simple solution I did not
find. Thank you.
On 10/06/2017 08:23 AM, Jonathan Garbee wrote:
Is there a problem with using aria-label
this use case? It seems like this should do exactly what you're asking
for in the given scenario.
On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 11:15 AM, Michael A. Peters
<mpet...@domblogger.net <mailto:mpet...@domblogger.net>> wrote:
With images, the alt attribute can and should be used to give a
description of an image for users who can not see the image.
With text, some glyphs are pictographs that have a meaning. For
example, U+1F502 is a pictograph indicating single loop, but it is
meaningless if you can not see it.
Even if screen readers can specify the codepoint and/or map the
codepoint to a description (do they?) sometimes fonts define PUA
codepoints for pictograph glyphs that are not official.
A span element with a title attribute does not always solve this
problem, sometimes the glyph is in a button element that has a title
attribute describing what the button will do rather than the what
the current state is.
For example, a button may show a single loop indicating the media is
currently in single loop mode but have a title attribute specifying
that pressing it enables continuous loop mode.
If there was an alt attribute on a span inside the button, screen
readers could treat the span with a pictograph the same way it would
treat an image child of a button attribute and describe the current
pictograph to the end user.
If there is already a solution to this issue, I apologize, I could
not find one.
We (er, WhatWG / W3C) could just add alt to the global attribute
list too, rather than just span. Or come up with a semantic
pictograph element specifically for this (just like we have tt and
Thank you for opinions.