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RE: "Greater Than" symbols used for other things

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From: Kilcommons,Cath
Date: Sep 26, 2002 1:25PM


So, that leaves it at whether your content then makes sense with the punctuations being ignored. When JAWS read Ian's message it said "...not to use on buttons." Check whether your content can handle having the symbols ignored entirely, or whether it becomes hard to understand that way.
Cath Kilcommons

Cath Stager- Kilcommons
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For info, I fell into the trap of advising people not to use >> on buttons
and links, as much as they looked good because they were pronounced "greater
than greater than"

I subsequently realised that with factory defaults, Connect Outloud did not
read out this punctuation - only if I set it to read all

Worth bearing in mind - reset to factory settings first then see how it
sounds

Ian Lloyd, Electronic Channels
Nationwide Building Society

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Subject: "Greater Than" symbols used for other things


Just wondering about opinions on using the ">" symbol for things like crumb
separators and so forth. I notice the WebAIM site uses them, e.g. on
http://www.webaim.org/howto/captions/

We are working on a site where this symbol is used to point to the current
heading in the left nav. JAWS says "greater", which could be pretty
confusing. Should we go to the trouble of making a graphic version, as I
have heard suggested, with alt text something like "the current topic is:"?
Or any other suggestions?

Thanks!
Carol

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