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


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Jun 17, 2014 3:43PM

Jaws has a proof reading scheme (in Jaws, press alt-JawsKey-s
toactivate.. usually JawsKey is the insert key, capslock for a laptop
keyboard layout).
I think this will work for strikethrough/del tags. The regular speech
scheme absolutely does nothing when encountering this type of markup.
I am not sure about NVDA, but I do not think there is a support.
Feel free to search through the NVDA issue database and see if tickets
have been filed.
If not, I encourage you to file a ticket, and I would be happy to add comments.
Voiceover has not supported this in any way, AFAIK.

On 6/17/14, Sean Curtis < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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.
> https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/del
> https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/ins
> Cheers,
> Sean
>> 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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