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RE: ABBR vs. just spelling it out.


From: Alastair Campbell
Date: Mar 24, 2006 4:30AM

> Could be done in aural CSS, yeah.
> abbr[title] { cue-before: url("softbing.wav"); }

That would be the most appropriate way of doing it, but I think that
suggesting a method might put it further down the to-do list for the
screen-reader developers.

As far as I know, screen readers don't deal with added content very
well, possibly because IE (<=7) doesn't support added content from CSS.
(Let alone aural stylesheets!)

However, they do have lots of verbosity options already, so
piggy-backing on what's there already might get it done sooner.

Kind regards,


Alastair Campbell | Director of User Experience

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