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Re: <span> within a word any issue for screen readers?

From: <Sofia.Celic@visionaustralia.org.au>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2006 16:48:23 +1100
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Hi Rebecca,

Home Page Reader definitely has an issue with this and WindowEyes has some
issues with it too (depending on the implementation).
In my limited experience, when it does affect the screen reader's
announcement of the word, it sounds as if there is a space character
wherever the 'span' element is.
For example:
Acc<span>e</span>ssibility
is pronouced as though it were written: Acc e ssibility (ie, as three
distinct words).

Cheers,
Sofia
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Hi all,

I'm testing a site which occasionally has span tags around individual
letters in words in the content, and am wondering if this would have any
adverse effect for a screen reader - anyone know?

Like, for example:

Acc<span>e</span>ssibility

Cheers,
Rebecca
Received on Monday, 9 January 2006 05:48:47 GMT

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