vocabulary sorting labels

28 Apr 2010 - 5:12pm
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4 years ago
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Christopher Rider
2009

do users understand the terms "ascending" and "descending"?

Hi

My team have been discussing how to word the labels presented to non-sighted users for sortable table headers.

The terms "ascending" and "descending" are popping up like gophers. My instinct is that parsing these terms requires a lot of work on the users' part, so I'd prefer to use labels like  "A-Z", "0-9" and "newest first". Naturally, I'm getting some pushback from my development team, since this requires a different label depending on the data type of the column.

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