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I Concur with Joan. From my experience with section
508 conformance, it is important to make the links
descriptive. People who use screen readers often
listen to the entire page first and then tab from link
to link. Identical "Read more" links are useless. As
Joan suggested, I would go with Read more about
[title].

As for the ever popular "double forward keyboard
arrow" -- Be aware that screen readers will speak them
as "greater greater". Tabbing through "Read more" with
those makes for some strange verbal hyperbole:

"Read more greater greater, Read more greater greater,
Read more greater greater, Read more greater greater,
Read more greater greater, Read more greater greater,"


Regards, 
Jim Griesemer  




--- "Vermette, Joan" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thanks for mentioning screen readers...I've been too
> busy to respond
> over the last few days while this discussion has
> been waxing on, but
> that's been in my mind all along.
> 
> You *can* label the links in the markup, but link
> labels are not the
> best experience.  We've talked about doing something
> like
> 
> Read more about blah-blah-blah
> 
> where only the topic blah-blah-blah is linked for
> the link list.  In
> practice, though, we've linked the full thing, since
> the 'more'  is
> actually instructive:  see
>
http://eresearch.fidelity.com/eresearch/goto/markets_sectors/landing.jht
> ml?bar=c
> 
> 
> Screen reader and SE-friendly, as Adrian said...
> 
> ( note -- I don't love "Full Story" as a link on
> this page...that feels
> wrong...)
> 

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