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Screen Readers: Best Practices with Transcripts and Symbols?


From: caron.darbyson@gmail.com
Date: Aug 31, 2021 10:22AM

Hi there!

In my work as an instructional designer in higher education, I have an
opportunity to improve accessibility in online courses.

Right now, I'm reviewing transcripts created for media pieces. Specifically,
looking at symbols used in html and things like up arrows and down arrows.
My time on task is limited or I'd do the testing myself (but no access to

I'm looking for resources to help. For example, this one from Deque - dated


My thoughts - better to use the words rather than rely on the symbol being
read correctly. Anything to make the experience better.

Thanks in advance!