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

From: Geoff Deering <geoff@deering.id.au>
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 17:11:46 +1100
Message-ID: <43C1FEA2.5010509@deering.id.au>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Sofia.Celic@visionaustralia.org.au wrote:

>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
>  
>

I'd like to know if this means the user agent is correctly implementing 
the guidelines/specifications or not?  So is it incorrect to markup 
words using <span> like this?

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Geoff Deering
Received on Monday, 9 January 2006 06:12:05 GMT

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