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RE: Strikethrough elements and JAWS

From: John Colby <John.Colby@uce.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 17:03:08 -0000
Message-ID: <107DE25EC0216C45AEF670016024245F022A7173@exchangea.staff.uce.ac.uk>
To: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, "John M Slatin" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
But I guess that we really need a technique where we don;t have to fiddle with the defaults of JAWS - ad that seems like a job for the manufacturer to parse stuff sensibly from square 1.

 

John

 

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	Subject: Re: Strikethrough elements and JAWS
	
	


	you can actually change the voice behavior under speech and sounds manager
	too.  select modify scheme and there are three tabs that allow you to hav a
	tone played or a different voice etc for things like html attribs, control
	names and states.
	
	Johnnie Apple Seed
	
	----- Original Message -----
	From: "John M Slatin" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
	To: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>; "wai-ig
	list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
	Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2005 12:09 AM
	Subject: RE: Strikethrough elements and JAWS
	
	
	
	David Pullman wrote:
	<blockquote>
	
	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
	or
	classic with attributes.  This is done in speech and sounds manager
	under
	the configuration manager.
	</blockquote>
	
	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" <
	jnurthen@gmail.com>
	
	To: <
	w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
	
	Sent: Friday, January 21, 2005 9:06 PM
	Subject: Strikethrough elements and JAWS
	
	Hi,
	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.
	
	Thanks,
	James
	
	Johnnie Apple Seed
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

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