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Re: Title Attribute speaking Right Language in Wrong accent, but the rest of the page is fine


From: David Farough
Date: Oct 26, 2017 10:33AM

You might want to take a look at the speech and sound schemes settings
in Jaws.

To access these:
.Open the settings centre (jaws key plus 6 on the number row),
. type sch in the search edit field,
. press f6 to move focus to the right panel on the screen and activate
the modify scheme button.
.activate the edit scheme button,

This is a multi-page dialogue which allows you to control the way that
Jaws handles various controls, attributes and many other features.

in the attributes page of this dialogue there is a setting that governs
how link attributes are spoken.

You can make Jaws use different voice aliases or play various sounds

The other area you might want to explore is the speech profiles.

Here you can specify settings for the various speech or voice aliases.

I suspect that your scheme settings may be switching voices and using a
voice that is set to speak English text.

You will probably have to do some experimentation with these settings.

I do not know what you would need to do for NVDA.


David Farough

Coordonnateur de l'accessibilité des applications, Services intégrés de
gestion des TI
Commission de la fonction publique du Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
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Application Accessibility Co-ordinator, Corporate IT Management
Public Service Commission of Canada / Government of Canada
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>>> Sarah Jevnikar < <EMAIL REMOVED> > 10:00 AM Thursday, October
26, 2017 >>>
Hi all,
I'm testing a page with English and French versions with a screen
reader. JAWS with NVDA, IE, Firefox and Chrome. Some of the links have
title attributes for additional information. Though these are written in
French, and the page itself has a French language attribute so is read
in French properly, the title attributes are read with an English
accent. Do title attributes require their own language attributes too,
even if the page as a whole has the correct one?

Any help you can provide is much appreciated.

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