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Re: Screen reader question

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From: Vlad Alexander (XStandard)
Date: Dec 12, 2007 3:40PM


Hi Norman,

>I take it you want this to read with assistive technology
Yes, we are a tool vendor and we are passing this text to Microsoft Active Accessibility API. But the problem can be reproduce simply by reading this text in a Notepad file. The length of the phrase seems to affect this as well. The screen reader seems to read this okay:

Row 2, Column 3

But it has problems with:

Layout table 1, Rows 2, Columns 3

I also noticed that words in plural form, such as "rows" as opposed to "row", also affects where the pause is placed.

Regards,
-Vlad
http://xstandard.com


-------- Original Message --------
From: Robinson, Norman B
Date: 2007-12-12 5:09 PM
> Vlad,
>
> 1. Do you have a source file/table you can provide that you are
> using?
> 2. I take it you want this to read with assistive technology,
> not that you simply wish to generate an audio file.
>
> Regards,
>
>
> Norman B. Robinson
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Vlad
> Alexander
> Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 5:01 PM
> To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> Subject: [WebAIM] Screen reader question
>
> Hi,
>
> Would anyone know how to solve the following problem. We need screen
> readers to speak the following phrase, pausing at the commas (or other
> punctuation):
>
> "Table 1, row 2, column 3"
>
> Currently, the phrase is being spoken as follows:
>
> "Table, 1 row, 2 columns, 3"
>
> ..because the pauses are occurring in the wrong place, and altering the
> meaning of the phrase.
>
> Would anyone know how to force a pause in a middle of text? The solution
> we are looking for should not be specific to a given screen
> reader/version.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Regards,
> -Vlad
> http://xstandard.com
>
>
>
>