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Re: Accessible GIS coordinates


From: Jim Allan
Date: Oct 31, 2013 8:15AM

did a test with JAWS 14

Degrees, minutes and seconds: 41° 24' 12.1674", 2° 10' 26.508"
reading by word (ctrl right arrow)-
"degree" spoken, minutes read as "apostrophe", seconds read as "quote".
reading by line "degree" spoken, minutes/apostrophe not spoken, "quote"

Decimal degrees: 41.40338, 2.17403 was the fine no matter what mode the
reading happened. Unambiguous all the time.

Degrees and decimal minutes: 41 24.2028, 2 10.4418 was a slight pause
between the degrees and minutes. it read as forty-one twenty-four point two
oh two eight.

to me the decimal degrees are the cleanest and read the same way all the

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 3:13 AM, Olaf Drümmer < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hi Bevi,
> Am 31 Oct 2013 um 04:46 schrieb Chagnon | PubCom < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:
> > I'm often stumped why
> > today's screen reader software doesn't recognize or voice most of the
> > characters on a font.
> maybe you should let the vendors low about this….
> A while ago the NVDA team told they'd voice most of the important Unicode
> codepoints but that they don't see any value in doing this for each and
> every code point. It seems prime and double prime might be among the less
> important ones. As the NVDA guys are very open minded - if they begin to
> hear they should include support fore more of these code points, especially
> including prime and double prime for GIS coordinates etc., they might
> simply add it.
> Olaf
> > > >

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