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Re: numbering proposal

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 16:12:16 -0500 (EST)
To: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSO.4.40.0303191609480.1656-100000@ns1.seeto.com>

> Remember that all this has to be read aloud by screen reader users.
> Try reading there aloud before each item in a list. You begin to see what
> was nice about   N3M2

"A screen reader" here tends to mean "Jaws." The problem, at any
rate, is a *user agent* problem. It's not the author's problem. It
is up to screen-reader manufacturers to either improve their default
handling of letter-number combinations or allow users to adjust such
handling.

WAI should not write any portion of WCAG 2.0 around the bugs of Jaws
or any other product. That's one of 1.0's many failings.

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  Author, _Building Accessible Websites_
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