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Re: Screen reader spelling conventions

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From: Nancy Johnson
Date: Oct 22, 2009 11:20AM


Hmmm. I knew about xml sitemaps and html site maps but I didn't
realize they were spelled differently or the real differences in them.
Here is a wiki about xml sitemaps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitemaps

Nancy

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 10:20 AM, Pratik Patel < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> As a screen reader user, e-mail is perfectly fine. There's hardly any
> difference unless one listens closely or have the punctuation setting
> cranked up to hear all punctuations. Even still the convention has been to
> use e-mail. Sitemap/site map, I entirely agree. I think it should be two
> words to begin with.
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> Pratik
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of John E. Brandt
> Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 10:12 AM
> To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Screen reader spelling conventions
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> Just had a conversation last week with my friend Steve who is a screen
> reader user and this topic came up. He indicated he didn't care about the
> spelling or how the screen reader pronounced, or mispronounced word, just as
> long as it did so consistently.
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> Interesting point, I thought.
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> ~j
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> John E. Brandt
> Accessible Web Design, Development, Consultation
> Augusta, Maine USA
> www.jebswebs.com
> <EMAIL REMOVED>
> 207-622-7937
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Steven Henderson
> Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:55 AM
> To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
> Subject: [WebAIM] Screen reader spelling conventions
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> I've become interested in ensuring that certain spellings are accessible to
> screen reader users, so far I have changed a few conventions and wondered
> what others thought and possibly suggestions of other words that I might
> not yet have thought of (I expect there could be a few, given that I am only
> suggesting two here).
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> "Sitemap" in favour for "Site map"
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> "Email" in favour for "E-mail"
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> And in any such cases, if search engine queries were in favour of the least
> favoured spelling, how would that affect keywords (being that they're
> sensitive).
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> Regards,
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> Steven
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