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


From: Sarah Jevnikar
Date: Oct 26, 2017 3:19PM

Thanks David and JP,
The sound schemes is a good idea, but I'm not sure it's fair to expect everyone who wants to use this site to have made those changes.

I tried adding the language attribute (below), which didn't work, but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Maybe it's in the wrong place?

<a lang="fr-fr" title="Aller à la page 2" href="http://google.ca/">2</a>

Any thoughts?

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

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 etc.

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 <EMAIL REMOVED> Tél: 819-420-8418 Télécopieur :

Application Accessibility Co-ordinator, Corporate IT Management Public Service Commission of Canada / Government of Canada <EMAIL REMOVED> Tel: 819-420-8418 / Fax: 819-420-8408
>>> 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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