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Re: JAWS Screen Reader


From: smithj7
Date: Oct 13, 2006 12:10AM

Many of the employees in my company that use speech (like JAWS) turns off
their punctuation so they can read more quickly. I think of underlines or
bolds like color. I ensure importance with text.
NOTE: This is important for such and such. Not complying can cause you to
lose your job. <grinning wickedly>
Well okay, I don't say folks will lose their jobs, but I try to stress
importance using the text. In large documents, I might establish a system
along with a graphic using something like a graphic of a key with the text
Key Point. I might bold or use color as well. We have many visually
Hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 3:32 PM
Subject: [WebAIM] JAWS Screen Reader

> 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.
> Yours,
> Don Wonnell
> Labor Mkt. Analyst,
> Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Services / WFD / LMI
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