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[307] Action item: font info and screen readers

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 12:16:25 -0500
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During yesterday's call I took an ation item to find out whether screen
readers can identify text attributes.
Both JAWS (5.x) and Window-Eyes (4.5) identify text attributes on
request. Both apparently read the CSS. For example, JAWS reads all fonts
specified by font-family; font-size; weight; text-align;
text-decoration; and color. It reports font-size using whatever unit of
measure is specified in the CSS. Window-Eyes does roughly the same.
I'm not sure aobut HAL, but from what I can gather HAL 6.01 should
provide at least some information about text attributes.

"Good design is accessible design." 
John Slatin, Ph.D.
Director, Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin
FAC 248C
1 University Station G9600
Austin, TX 78712
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email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu
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