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Re: funny reading of CAD 1 by NVDA

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From: Andrews, David B (DEED)
Date: Nov 9, 2017 1:58PM


Yes, it is a text to speech engine thing, not a screen reader thing. Depending on the TTS you can get things like doctor for DR (drive) etc. Most screen readers have an exceptions dictionary where you can make substitutions if it is a problem

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I am doing some testing with NVDA of a college programs application we are working on. I had to chuckle with amusement when NVDA read "CAD 1" as "Canadian dollar." !!

Of course, if you are reading this email with NVDA it will do it as you read this. But the CAD is the acronym for Computer Aided Design.

Anyone ever encountered weird stuff like that before?




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