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Re: Strike-through Text


From: Mohit Rajan Verma
Date: Mar 27, 2013 8:16PM

Hi David,

It is one of the important misses in Screen Reading software, they don't
inform user about the strike through text and read it as it is. The strike
through text is similar to deleted text (same can be viewed using Microsoft
Word Track Changes feature), one of the solution the web developers could
provide is to place the strike through word in between explicit tags such
as <Start Delete> and <End Delete>.

Mohit Verma

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 5:41 AM, David Ashleydale < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:

> Hi,
> Have any of you ever come across an accessible solution for text with a
> strike-through effect applied to it? I just saw an implementation that used
> "text-decoration: line-through" in the CSS, but JAWS 14 just reads the text
> as if nothing is different about it at all.
> And I think that <strike> and <s> are deprecated in HTML 4.
> Would this need to be shored up for screen reading software with some
> hidden text explaining that the words are struck out?
> The example of this is a page that has a fee for something, but the fee is
> struck out and the word "Free!" is placed after it. The page author wants
> to show that there used to be a fee, but now it's free.
> Thanks,
> David Ashleydale
> > > >