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

From: Elizabeth J. Pyatt <ejp10@psu.edu>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2006 08:34:56 -0500
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

This may be a dumb question, but does the same thing happen with 
STRONG, B, EM, and I? For instance, if I bold-face a letter with B or 
STRONG, will Window-eyes think it's a space?


>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:
>is pronouced as though it were written: Acc e ssibility (ie, as three
>distinct words).

Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
Instructional Designer
Education Technology Services, TLT/ITS
Penn State University
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