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Re: The punctuation and typographic symbols that screen readers don't read


From: Paul Bohman
Date: Jan 21, 2014 7:51PM

Leonie, I agree that new users of screen readers and developers can feel
overwhelmed by too much punctuation. And I don't want to take away
individual preferences for verbosity with punctuation. The important thing
for me, though, is for web developers and content writers to be able to
communicate to listeners. Oftentimes punctuation and typographic symbols
are crucial. Without them, meaning is lost. Usually the content writers
don't know that the meaning is lost. They assume that everything is fine
because they put it in text format, but unfortunately everything is not
fine. Chances are that at least one major brand of screen reader will not
read it correctly.

Paul Bohman, PhD
Director of Training
Deque Systems, Inc
703-225-0380, ext.121