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RE: Best practices for screen readers

From: Frances Berriman <frances.berriman@v-2.uk.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 17:07:23 +0100
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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Roel Van Gils
Sent: 06 October 2006 16:55
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Best practices for screen readers


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

> Same problem. Screenreaders typically pause at a dot. So what you
> could do, is add a dot and hideit with an extra span and some CSS.


I don't believe this would be particularly good practice.  Using
inappropriate punctuation would be most confusing and inaccurate for
those viewers who choose not to use stylesheets.  Use correct
punctuation, and allow the user to control the speed in which text is
read from their own screenreader controls.


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Frances Berriman
http://fberriman.com

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