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Re: Screen Reader trying to read C# code with "indentation" ortabbing.

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From: Léonie Watson
Date: Feb 28, 2012 11:15AM


"Is there a setting the student should be using under JAWS?"

Yes. Open the Jaws quick settings dialogue. You'll find an
indentation setting that is set to ignore by default.

How effective Jaws is at reporting indentation does depend on the
application though. It seems to need a fixed left hand border in order to
work properly. This means it can struggle with indentation displayed on
rendered web pages and in certain IDEs.

Léonie.
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[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Giovanni Duarte
Sent: 28 February 2012 10:09
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Subject: [WebAIM] Screen Reader trying to read C# code with "indentation"
ortabbing.

I am not sure how to explain the issue very well but here it goes. I have a
student who has problems "understanding" or "reading" C# code in a web page.
The student is supposed to reuse the code inside Visual Studio; however, the
screen reader doesn't seem to tell him when the code is "indented" or
"tabbed". In the HTML page, the code has been set as a "list" so I decided
to put the code in Microsoft Word and send it indented and not as a bullet
list. The student still has issues. JAWS 13 reads all text as if it was
aligned to the left - without indentations.
How can a screen reader user tell when code is indented or tabbed? How
should I set (format) this in an HTML page or Microsoft Word? Is there a
setting the student should be using under JAWS?

Please access the example using the link below.

http://giovanniduarte.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/ExampleCode.html