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Re: Medical terms and acronyms


From: L Snider
Date: May 21, 2018 10:56AM

Hi Jo,

I would say to add the acronym, as it could be useful for everyone. Plus if
the text changes in future, you already have it there and then don't have
to go back to add it if it is used by the acronym in the changed text (if
that makes sense?).



On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 9:58 AM, Piscitelli, JoAnn <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I'm updating medical profiles for doctors. I know that when using acronyms
> the term has to be spelled out in the first instance and then the acronym
> in parenthesis immediately after. If a medical term is only used once
> should the acronym still accompany it? The reason I'm asking is because I
> think that although a doc may refer to medical terms in acronym form that
> users with a screen reader would still benefit from having both the spelled
> out term AND the acronym even if the medical term is only mentioned once on
> a profile page. I hope I was able to word my question clearly enough!
> Thanks!
> Jo
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