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

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2006 08:29:04 -0500 (EST)
To: Sofia.Celic@visionaustralia.org.au
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0601090828130.20550@smart.net>


what's the site or some other site with this so that we can test it with
our various software and screen reader packages.

Bob

On Mon, 9 Jan 2006 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
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> Hi all,
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> 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?
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> Like, for example:
>
> Acc<span>e</span>ssibility
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> Cheers,
> Rebecca
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