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Date: Oct 16, 2006 6:00PM


You are right! And it also makes it much quicker to make a regular print document, a large print document.

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>From: Emma Duke-Williams < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>Sent: Oct 16, 2006 4:15 AM
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>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] JAWS Screen Reader (and Word)
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>Using proper headings etc., (rather than just making the text bigger)
>is also invaluable dyslexic students (or anyone for that matter) who
>wants to see an outline of the sections.
>(And it makes generating a table of contents much easier).
>
>Emma
>
>On 10/12/06, Joshue O Connor < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> 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.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Rebecca
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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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