Last updated on 1 September 2010 by Dani Iswara
Accessibility is for everyone, even WordPress users. It is also known as semantic personal publishing platform. But, the use of
title attribute is redundant.
Title attribute in a link tag should be descriptive enough to help normal and difable–differently-abled–people. The title attribute is a place to put additional information. Because it only works on mouse hover. Mouse dependant. Not fully accessible.
If we have already a descriptive enough anchor text, do we need title attribute? Then put the same information as in anchor text? Duplicated information is useless.
Too bad, WordPress by default, still have many duplicated title attribute, automatically placed. There are some solutions. Try to remove some title attributes using plugin, edit manually, put it into theme’s function, or drop-off that feature and let users choose the opt-in. :)
- The Title Attribute – What is it good for? By Steve Faulkner (PacielloGroup.com), presented on Web Essentials 2005.
- Assistive Technology Users Test Title Attribute Access by Steve Faulkner (PacielloGroup.com) in 2005.