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Re: Strikethrough Content with Screen Readers


From: steven
Date: Nov 19, 2010 8:21AM

Hi Veiky,

I'm not familiar with this behaviour (nor am I a personal fan of the del
tag), but could adding a description or title attribute to the del tag, be
used to notify the user of what has changed and why!? If not, I think there
quickly becomes an argument as to why you should alert the user of the
deleted content at all.


-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of
Sent: 19 November 2010 14:46
Subject: [WebAIM] Strikethrough Content with Screen Readers

While reading the strikethrough element, JAWS does not recognize it
differently and thus user is not informed about the striked content.

One way to solve this is, change JAWS settings, so that it reads it in
different tone.

Eg: New Price<del>30</del>20$. In this case, if JAWS settings are not
done, it reads it as "New Price 3020$". This is incorrect information.
If we change the settings, JAWS reads 30 in different tone - high pitch
voice and the user will come to know about the content. Is there any way
the developers of the content can do anything, so that the screen reader
user do not need to change the settings and still get the correct

Is there any other screen reader apart from JAWS, which takes care of
such issues?

peace, veiky

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