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Re: Alt text for URL's

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 16:53:19 -0600
To: Andy Budd <andy@message.uk.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF265ED4D4.3983437E-ON86256FA5.007C976D-86256FA5.007DBBCC@us.ibm.com>
>> For example, "JAWS pronounces "roadCyclingUK.com" as "Road Cycling UK
>> dot com".  Not sure how Home Page Reader, HAL, or Window-Eyes would do 
>> it

HPR does pronounce it "properly" as "Road Cycling UK

>Cheers. So in general, does JAWS pronounce URL's "properly" if you 
>capitalize the first letter of each word. i.e. RoadCyclingUK.com ? If 
>so, that's handy to know.

Yes that is the case, but understand that sometimes it is the screen 
reader engine and sometimes it is the text to speech engine that is 
handling the so called proper pronunciation. 

>I'd prefer to write that instead of Road cycling UK dot com.

Me too.  An I would recommend using the technique of capitalizing the 
first letter of the "words" in the string of all human readable characters 
because it makes it easier to read for all of us, not just text to speech 
engines.  Even though HPR handled the page title correctly, it was sure 
easier to the sighted user to read it as well.

<TITLE>RoadCyclingUK - the total online Cycling resource</TITLE>

Phill Jenkins
Received on Friday, 11 February 2005 22:53:52 UTC

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