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Re: Strikethrough Content with Screen Readers


From: Jared Smith
Date: Nov 19, 2010 8:57AM

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 7:45 AM, < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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
> information?

No. Nor should they. It's the responsibility of assistive technology
to properly handle the most simple of markup. And it's our
responsibility to demand that they do.

We're reaching a *very* critical time on the web where if AT does not
step up and start handling basic HTML, ARIA, and (especially) HTML5
markup (which has both <del> and <ins> and much more) that users of
these technologies are going to quickly begin having very poor
experiences on the web despite web authors creating highly accessible
and well marked-up content. </rant>

Jared Smith