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RE: Getting Screen Readers to Pronounce Acronyms Correctly

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:00:53 +0000
To: Mike Elledge <melledge@yahoo.com>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <65f7a69719744fa3a82cdf0688e7ec25@BY2PR03MB272.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>
The CSS3 speak: spell-out property is supported by VoiceOver on iOS.

Jonathan

From: Mike Elledge [mailto:melledge@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:22 PM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Getting Screen Readers to Pronounce Acronyms Correctly

Hi All--

Ran across this issue recently and wasn't sure how to resolve it. JAWS (may also be true for NVDA) will mis-pronounce acronyms, and I'm wondering how best to address it.

For example, the letters "IT" are pronounced as "it" rather than "eye tee", even if identified as an abbreviation. One way to address this is to put a space between the letters, "I" <space> "T", so that the letters are pronounced separately, however it looks odd visually. Is the only recourse to move the letters together using CSS? Or is there another solution?

Mike
Received on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 17:01:44 UTC

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