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Re: Strikethrough Content with Screen Readers

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From: ckrugman@sbcglobal.net
Date: Nov 27, 2010 4:57PM


As these examples are common methods of writing in the English language and
it is understood when a screen reader reads open 9-5 why is it necessary? As
a screen reader user I think this is carrying things a bit more when wording
content.
Chuck
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From: "Bevi Chagnon | PubCom" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
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Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Strikethrough Content with Screen Readers


> Vieky wrote:
> " 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. "
>
> Another way to address this problem is to restructure the sentence when
> possible. Use just plain old-fashioned grammar and editing techniques
> rather
> than force technology to fit the situation.
>
> In Vieky's example, it would become:
> Was $30, now reduced to $20.
>
> If you're selling a product, that's a much more effective sales method
> than
> the technical accessibility mark-up.
>
> Another situation where I've found screen readers mis-read the content
> when
> an n-dash or hyphen is used in a series. Correct American English grammar
> rules would require n-dashes in these examples:
> 9-5 business hours.
> 50-100 people can be accommodated in the auditorium.
> open Monday-Friday.
>
> To ensure A.T. reads these samples correctly, write out the "to" and
> "through" rather than use n-dashes or hyphens:
> 9 to 5 business hours.
> 50 to 100 people.
> open Monday through Friday.
> They're now guaranteed to be read correctly by all people, whether they're
> using an A.T. technology or not.
>
> --Bevi Chagnon
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of steven
> Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 10:21 AM
> To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Strikethrough Content with Screen Readers
>
> Hi Veiky,
>
> I'm not familiar with this behaviour (nor am I a personal fan of the del
> tag), but could adding a description or title attribute to the del tag, be
> used to notify the user of what has changed and why!? If not, I think
> there
> quickly becomes an argument as to why you should alert the user of the
> deleted content at all.
>
> Steven
>
>
>
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> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of
> <EMAIL REMOVED>
> Sent: 19 November 2010 14:46
> To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> Subject: [WebAIM] Strikethrough Content with Screen Readers
>
>
> While reading the strikethrough element, JAWS does not recognize it
> differently and thus user is not informed about the striked content.
>
> One way to solve this is, change JAWS settings, so that it reads it in
> different tone.
>
> Eg: New Price<del>30</del>20$. 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 information?
>
>
>
> Is there any other screen reader apart from JAWS, which takes care of such
> issues?
>
>
>
> peace, veiky
>
>
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