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Re: JAWS Screen Reader (and Word)

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From: Joshue O Connor
Date: Oct 12, 2006 3:00PM


Hi Rebecca,

>> >> Just bear in mind that only the very latest versions of screen
readers will
>> >> be able to pick up structure in a Word document.

Yes thats right. Its only since version 7 (JAWS) that it will recognise
a Word documents structure. Thanks for the reminder, as it points out an
important lesson in all of
this, that many can be left behind using older versions of UA's, so no
assumptions should be made.

Having said that, it is a step in the right direction.

Josh

Rebecca Ballard (Without a Mouse) wrote:
> > Just bear in mind that only the very latest versions of screen
readers will
> > be able to pick up structure in a Word document.
> >
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> > [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Joshue O
Connor
> > Sent: 12 October 2006 11:33
> > To: WebAIM Discussion List
> > Subject: Re: [WebAIM] JAWS Screen Reader (and Word)
> >
> >
>> >> I believe the best way to assist
>> >> visually-impaired readers of Word documents would be to use the same
>> >> principles of applying structured markup (identifying headings,
lists,
>> >> tables, etc.) as is recommended for HTML.
> >
> > Eoin is right. Also if structural documents are created in Word they can
> > then be exported (problems with MS HTML not withstanding) as fairly
> > accessible HTML docs.
> >
> > Josh
> >
> > Eoin Campbell wrote:
>> >> I'm not a JAWS expert, but I believe the best way to assist
>> >> visually-impaired readers of Word documents would be to use the same
>> >> principles of applying structured markup (identifying headings,
lists,
>> >> tables, etc.) as is recommended for HTML.
>> >>
>> >> Word has plenty of built-in styles such as Heading 1, Heading 2, List
>> >> Bullet, which can be used to apply structure to a document.
>> >> JAWS can use these structure styles to assist readers in navigating
>> >> around the document.
>> >> Using named styles consistently will also allow users apply their own
>> >> preferred Word template (with larger fonts, for example), so that
they
>> >> can view it in a way that suits them.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "DONALD WONNELL" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> >>
>>> >>> Is there any way to emphasize certain points on a Word document
>>> >>> written in textonly for the visually challenged audience? Don't
want
>>> >>> to have unusually burdensome text for people to have to access.
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Heard underlining or bold text makes it harder for JAWS to read in
>>> >>> some versions, in others has no effect so there would be no
advantage
>>> >>> to using it. At one time all caps was said to be easier for screen
>>> >>> readers to pick up. Please give me any info you may have on this.
>> >>
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