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RE: Strikethrough elements and JAWS

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 23:09:28 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B751CF1@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

David Pullman wrote:

Versions of jaws beginning with 5.0 I believe and up through 6.0 will 
announce these attributes if you set the voice to either proof reading
classic with attributes.  This is done in speech and sounds manager
the configuration manager.

That's correct. Be aware, though, that JAWS apparently doesn't change
voices when it's reading in "say-all" mode (i.e., when you just turn it
loose and tell it to read). Or rather, it will pick up some things and
not others.  But when you go line by line the voice indicates deletions
with a very high-pitched voice and insertions with a lower, sort of
husky voice.  Unchanged text is read in the default voice.

From: "James Nurthen" <

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Sent: Friday, January 21, 2005 9:06 PM
Subject: Strikethrough elements and JAWS

I need to create a review page for an application which shows text which
has changed (preferably as a strikethough) and its replacement. It would
seem that the natural elements for this would be <DEL> and <INS>,
however JAWS does not seem to recognise these elements. In fact it reads
the example from the WCAG 2.0 draft techniques document, "<P>A Sheriff
can employ <del>3</del><INS>5</INS> deputies. </P>" as "A Sheriff can
employ thirty-five deputies."

Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to accomplish this requirement.


Johnnie Apple Seed
Received on Saturday, 22 January 2005 05:09:31 UTC

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