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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 18:46:12 -0800
Message-ID: <001101c28c51$7a26adb0$1e02a8c0@wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

To be clear, inflection does not indicate anything marked as <strong> or
<em> with JAWS.  This is definitely described in words to the user but only
when the user requests or configures JAWS to do so.  Otherwise JAWS simply
reads the words, using inflection based on any punctuation marks that are
found.

I'm not entirely certain why JAWS uses the terms bold and italic in these
cases.  It is probably what it is getting back from IE at that point but I'd
have to investigate a bit more.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spin.ie>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 11:09 AM
Subject: RE: JAWS doing em / strong Re: *Complex* Tables, Forms, Labeling,
I'm still confused


>
> > jaws does not do any enterpretation of the text.  it just reads as text
> > and relies on punctuation for inflection.
>
> Ah good. I had misinterpreted Kelly's post as meaning that font was
> described rather than indicated by inflection. I now (finally) know from
> your post that this is not the case. Hence the answer to my first question
> is "no" and my second question is therefore unasked.
>
> All is well with the world again :)
>
Received on Thursday, 14 November 2002 21:48:31 GMT

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