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Re: "Blind for a Day"

From: david poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 14:32:11 -0400
Message-ID: <00bc01c43d06$6fd40300$6501a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: "James Craig" <wai-ig@cookiecrook.com>, "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>

I can only speak for jaws.

By default, jaws punctuation is set to all in order to cause you to liik at
it if it annoys you.  Setting it to some and also now defining punctuation
marks as you can in 5.0, customizatin can be achieved.  Remember that some
synthesizers will not pause no matter what the punctuation so it may be
important to hear it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Craig" <wai-ig@cookiecrook.com>
To: "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: "Blind for a Day"

Joe Clark wrote:

> Bloggeur tries out IBM Home Page Reader and shares tips. He should learn
> about verbosity settings, though.
> <http://www.mojombo.com/archives/000034.html>

One question.

He mentions the particular problem of punctuation marks being spoken if
they are outside the links. If these commas are inside the link, they
cause pauses. If they are outside the link, they are spoken as the word

apples, bananas, and tomatos.

I've come across this problem before but left it due to the
recommendation for "non-link characters between adjacent links." My
assumption would be that this is a behavioral error in the reader. It
seems to me that, in both cases, the comma should cause a pause instead
of being spoken. Am I wrong?

Can the verbosity settings be specified this accurately? Does anyone
bother? What is the reason that it is not this way by default?


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