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

From: Tina Holmboe <tina@elfi.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 19:13:47 +0100
To: "David R. Stong" <drs18@psu.edu>
Cc: jon@spin.ie, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <20021114191347.5eb83681.tina@elfi.org>

On Thu, 14 Nov 2002 11:15:52 -0500
 "David R. Stong" <drs18@psu.edu> wrote:

> to center something in a cell. The strength of inflection of a given 
> word may affect meaning and in so doing needs to be interpreted by 
> any device that interprets written words.

  The strength of *inflection* is indeed meaningful. I doubt anyone would
  ever try to argue that.

  But, and please correct me if I am wrong, what seems to be the case here
  is that Jaws uses the thickness of lines (bold face) in order to determine
  the strength of inflection.

  If I am not incorrect in that assumption, then I am afraid that I'll agree
  with the phrase "insane" - which is otherwise a rather dangerous word to
  use.

  Hopefully I've just misunderstood. I'd really not like to put forth
  questions such as

    "If a webpage is rendered all in bold, should it be shouted ?"

  or

    "How bold should a bold font become before it means emphasis ?"

  or even

    "Does <em>this phrase</em> rendered thinly not mean emphasis ?"

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