ARIA Describedby

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Image Links

JAWS currently (16.0.1925) will not announce aria-describedby attributes on image links if aria-describedby is placed on the img element. However, an aria-described placed within the a element will be announced correctly. NVDA will correctly announce the aria-describedby attribute correctly regardless of placement.

Non-compliant example

<p id="description">I wish my description was read by JAWS!</p>
<a href="http://example.com/">
    <img src="/example.jpg" alt="Example Home Page" aria-describedby="description">
</a>

Compliant example

<p id="description">My description is now read by JAWS!</p>
<a href="http://example.com/" aria-describedby="description">
    <img src="/example.jpg" alt="Example Home Page">
</a>


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