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Re: Pipe characters and screenreaders (form field redux)


From: Dean Hamack
Date: Dec 5, 2008 11:30AM

So I was lying awake last night, and something occurred to me regarding the
discussion we had recently about required fields in forms. I'm assuming that
along these same lines, the screenreader reads "asterisk" when it encounters
the * character, correct?

If that's the case, someone filling out a form using asterisk characters to
delineate required form fields would hear the following:

"fields marked with an asterisk are required."

asterisk name, asterisk email address"


How is that not accessible? Maybe I missed something from that discussion,
but this seems like it would be crystal clear to me if I heard it.

On 12/3/08 11:05 PM, "Peter Krantz" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Jaws (at least in older versions) outputs "Vertical bar". For some
> other characters see/listen here:
> http://www.standards-schmandards.com/2004/title-text-separators/
> (That article is old by now, but most characters should be output in
> the same way).