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Re: JFW and WinVision

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 10:19:43 -0400 (EDT)
To: Robert Neff <rcn@fenix2.dol-esa.gov>
cc: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.96.980728101619.29834F-100000@shell.clark.net>
both screenreaders have dictionaries to which you can add speaking rules.
a rule might look like this:
word rule
dol d o l
the first line is the header line to show what is what.  the actual rule
would look like this:
dol d o l
 dol department of labor
however, if you type:
you will hear mister.
gee, I wonder what happens if you type mr.y

On Tue, 28 Jul 1998, Robert Neff wrote:

> how does JFW and winvision handle Acronyms for those NOT using or designing 
> to HTML 4.  In pwWebSpeak, I must separate the letters and slow down the 
> speed...
> For example DOL stands for Department of Labor and pwWebSpeak reads this as 
> "DOLL"  so we put a space inbetween the letters.
> Also do they recognize state abbreviations, for example, "VA" is 
> "Virginia".
> I have just loaded but not played with pwWebSpeak 2, but in the previous 
> versions it might be read "VA" as Virginia but miss "AL" for Alabama.
> How does WinVision handle abbreviations and state abbreviations?

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