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Acronyms and abbreviations with Jaws

From: Michael A Squillace <masquill@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 13:50:37 -0500
To: "ERT WG " <public-wai-ert@w3.org>
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All:
Shadi and I had an action item:

http://www.w3.org/2009/04/29-er-minutes.html#action01]

to explore the treatment of the <acronym> and <abbr> elements by Jaws. It 
turns out that the text content of these elements is read by deefault but 
that, by entering the Verbosity panel in Jaws (INS+V) and selecting both 
Abbreviations Expand and Acronyms Expand, Jaws will, in fact, read the 
title attributes in the <abbr> or <acronym> elements rather than the text 
content of those elements. Examples of this usage can be found at:

http://lab.dotjay.co.uk/tests/screen-readers/abbreviations/

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