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Best practices for screen readers

From: Bianca Taulman <bianca.taulman@laf.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 09:28:44 -0500
Message-ID: <A16ECFBDB5763946ABD34341405A70CE04ED8727@mailbe.laf.org>
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Hi all,

Nice to meet you, I am new to the list and learning more about
accessibility each day. I have a few questions about ways to make a
screen reader experience better for a user.

I am using Home Page Reader and I've noticed a couple of things.

1. When using breadcrumb navigation, it seems to be confusing to me
(especially since it reads "greater than" for the arrows between the
links). How do breadcrumbs fit into best practices for accessibility?

2. Is there a way to make the screen reader know that a number is a
phone number or street address so it reads 2-9-1-6 instead of 2,916?

3. Is there a way to use markup to have the reader pause, for example
between reading a list of links?

I look forward to being a part of this list, thank you!

Bianca Taulman
Received on Friday, 6 October 2006 14:29:00 UTC

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