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From: Steve Green
Date: Dec 12, 2007 4:10PM


Is this text displayed on screen or is it hidden (off-screen perhaps) so
that only screen readers see it? I ask because you may get different results
if you use different capitalisation or use words instead of numbers.

There's no chance you will get it to read the same in all screen readers
regardless of vendor or version. They all make assumptions based on
heuristics but they don't make the same assumptions. Professional products
like JAWS tend to apply more 'intelligence' but cheap and free products tend
not to.

Steve



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Sent: 12 December 2007 22:10
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Screen reader question

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

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Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 5:01 PM
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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