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Re: JAWS doing em / strong Re: *Complex* Tables, Forms, Labeling, I'm still confused

From: Kelly Ford <kelly@kellford.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 07:19:47 -0800
Message-ID: <002101c28bf1$53614ce0$1e02a8c0@wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Actually JAWS 4.5 does support these tags to some degree.  The user can ask
for the indicated font of text on a web page by pressing insert+f.  Text
marked with <strong>...</strong> will be indicated as bold.  Text marked
with <em>...</em> will be indicated as italic.

If the user chooses there are settings that can be enabled to have this
level of notifaction turned on automatically.  See the Format Notification
options available when pressing ins+v or the JAWS configuration manager.

Kelly

----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
To: "Terrie King" <tking@ucp.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 6:58 AM
Subject: JAWS doing em / strong Re: *Complex* Tables, Forms, Labeling, I'm
still confused


>
> I have been told that this was one of the things that RNIB testing found.
(if
> I recall correctly)
>
> Which just makes for a bug report on JAWS - unless it turns out the
problem
> is with what IE makes available to it. That would surprise me in this
case,
> since IE visually renders it.
>
> This is a case where it would be nice to have Audio CSS iplementation - it
> would make it much easier for users to solve these problems for themselves
> and share their style rules, instead of waiting for the developers to have
> work time available.
>
> Cheers
>
> Chaals
>
> On Thu, 14 Nov 2002, Terrie King wrote:
>
> >
> >I interested in this, too.  Can anyone share some info on this?
> >
> >Terrie King
> >
> >>
> >> As a completely side issue, I've been told that JAWS doesn't handle
<em>
> >and
> >> <strong> - is this true?  Is there no indication to the JAWS user that
> >those
> >> tags are being used?  (I haven't noticed either way in my own use of
JAWS,
> >> but
> >> I use it solely for testing, and haven't got the same familiarity with
the
> >> modes and setup options as might be needed to make it work.)
> >>
> >
> >
>
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