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Re: <abbr> not reading


From: CPD Webmaster
Date: Jun 26, 2001 1:32PM

As far as I know, Jaws does not support the ABBR tag. It only supports the
ACRONYM tag. You may want to use the acronym instead, even if the item is
technically not an acronym. Some people will look down on this approach,
because "Sun" is not an acronym, but at least Jaws will read the expanded
version of the text correctly. This is a judgment call that you will have to
make (whether to have technically correct markup or to have a tag that works
for Jaws).
Paul Bohman
Technology Coordinator
WebAIM: Web Accessibility in Mind (www.webaim.org)
Center for Persons with Disabilities (www.cpd.usu.edu)
Utah State University (www.usu.edu)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Digital Odyssey" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 1:22 PM
Subject: <abbr> not reading

> Hi all,
> I've tagged some headers on a calendar page as <abbr title="Sunday"> Sun
> </abbr> etc., but when I have Jaws read it, it ignores the abbr tag. Can
> anyone help me understand why?
> Thanks,
> Liz
> Digital Odyssey
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