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Re: Screen reader indications of underlined or strike-through text


From: Sean Curtis
Date: Jun 17, 2014 3:08PM

Hi Dana,

Further to my previous email, take a look at these two pages which describe ins and del as well as their additional attributes.





> On 18 Jun 2014, at 5:02 am, Dana Douglas < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Greetings,
> We've come across an interesting issue regarding how screen readers indicate underlined or strike-through text on a web page. In the context (legal documentation), this kind of information is vital to the user so they can tell what text has been removed (strike-through) and what text has been added (underline). From what we can tell, aside from hard coding this information into the site, it is our understanding that you can typically change a setting in your screen reader to have it indicate "begin underline" and "end underline" at the beginning and end of a section of underlined (or strike-through) text. Does anyone know if there are also settings for changing the pitch or volume to indicate such or would that be too confusing with pitch changes for upper-case and lower-case letters and words?
> Otherwise, does anyone know of any different ways to provide this type of indication? Any insight or suggestions are welcome!
> Thank you!
> Dana Douglas
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