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Re: abbreviations


From: deblist@suberic.net
Date: May 26, 2010 10:48AM

Presumably it should depend on the common usage of the acronym.
Far more people are going to recognize "HIV/AIDS" than will
recognize "Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome".

The standard practice for sighted users in formal documents would
be to define the term in the first usage along with the acronym,
and then use the acronym throughout. E.g.:

"Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)".

Surely that would also be best practice for screen reader users?