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Re: Quick Poll for JAWs users: Verbosity and Punctuation settings.


From: Scott González
Date: Jul 27, 2012 11:26AM

This is a bit of a long response, but this is what I got back from Rich
Caloggero when I asked a similar question last year (I was specifically
asking about punctuation announcement when reading source code):

I find Jaws to be pretty smart about punctuation. I set it to “most” which
tends to read most punctuation in code. It skips punctuation that is at
the end of a word token (blank separated runs of nonblank symbols). So
"foo. bar will drop the dot from the utterance, while foo.bar will speak
“foo dot bar”. The effect of this is that it tends to read English text
just fine, and will read most text and code mixtures just fine without
needing to switch punctuationreading modes.

Jaws reads parens, brackets, and braces as left/right paren / bracket /
brace, respectively.
It reads <expression> as “less expression greater”.

No single keys to change punctuation on the fly; easy enough to change via
verbosity settings. I think nvda might be able to change with one
keystroke, but not sure about that. I also think nvda has similar
pronounciation rules whenpunctuation is set to most.

On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 1:05 PM, John Foliot < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hi All,
> Just doing a quick poll to try and figure out a minor question. What I am
> attempting to determine is what are your settings? Verbosity: Low, Medium
> or
> Beginner? Then Punctuation: All, Most, Some or None?
> The question being considered is whether or not to include (parenthesis) in
> off-screen text: is there a value to doing so, or should I not bother?
> Data and comments most appreciated.
> JF
> ---------------
> John Foliot
> Web Accessibility Specialist
> Co-Chair, W3C HTML5 Accessibility Task Force (Media)
> Co-founder, Open Web Camp
> > > >