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State names - use abbreviations or spell out?

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From: Don Hinshaw
Date: Apr 26, 2005 4:23PM


Hi there,
When I place the following code in my page [<abbr>VA</abbr>] HomePageReader reads it as "vah"
That leads me to believe I should write it "Virginia"
Is there a standard? Would JAWS read it differently, for example?

Thanks very much for any comments.

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Don Hinshaw
Hinshaw Design Group
http://www.hinshawdesign.com