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Re: funny reading of CAD 1 by NVDA


From: Chagnon | PubCom
Date: Nov 9, 2017 6:10PM

Hopefully with greater use (and development) of the Expansion tag, those of us who create content will be able to designate how acronyms should be interpreted by A T.

Other common mis-interpretations are:

St for Saint or Street.
CA for California or Canada

If I write Ontario, CA, do I mean the city near Los Angeles, or the Canadian province?

--Bevi Chagnon

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Andrews, David B (DEED)
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:58 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] funny reading of CAD 1 by NVDA

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

David Andrews | Chief Technology Officer Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development State Services for the Blind
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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Angela French
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2017 2:29 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] funny reading of CAD 1 by NVDA

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?

Angela French
Internet/Intranet Specialist
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges