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Re: Updated menubar examples for ARIA authoring practices guide

From: Gunderson, Jon R <jongund@illinois.edu>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 15:04:45 +0000
To: "White, Jason J" <jjwhite@ets.org>, Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>, "'ARIA Working Group'" <public-aria@w3.org>
Message-ID: <15C1A3BA-98FF-44D9-994F-EC82BC7B7526@illinois.edu>
Jason,

Do you find these entity characters distracting since they are redundant with the aria properties being announced through speech or are they useful to you (e.g. Maybe because they show up in refreshable Braille)?

Jon




On 2/6/17, 9:00 AM, "White, Jason J" <jjwhite@ets.org> wrote:

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>> From: Gunderson, Jon R [mailto:jongund@illinois.edu]
>> This was one of my questions I had in making the changes.  Does using entities a
>> good or bad practice.
>[Jason] On the Windows machine at work (running JAWS 18 and Chrome), the screen reader speaks the entities but they are either (1) represented on the braille display as unknown characters if contracted braille is enabled, or (2) omitted entirely from the braille output if computer braille is enabled (i.e., translation is turned off).
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>I haven't tested across different screen readers/operating systems yet (I have access to a variety of combinations), but I would expect inconsistent results. Thus, I think the answer, for now, is that these Unicode characters can't be relied upon to convey information, at least so far as screen readers are concerned. This issue should be addressed by screen reader developers.
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