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Re: Quick Poll for JAWs users: Verbosity and Punctuation settings.

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:39:07 -0400
Message-ID: <CAJi9CqohfDyC24cZX2FWHmD1DyWJxsLvL_wBqyordoEgaOLe6Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adam Cooper <cooperad@bigpond.com>
Cc: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, WebAIM Discussion List <webaim-forum@list.webaim.org>
John,
Verbosity and punctuation are user preferences and should not be a
concern. Users may set different preferences from time to time or from
application to application or from task to task.
And some do not like to change them.
What is important is that visible text and off-screen text should not
run together / appear concatenated for AT users.
One should use space / hyphens / parenthesis as one would use them
normally to serve as separators.
Rightho,
Sailesh


On 7/29/12, Adam Cooper <cooperad@bigpond.com> wrote:
> Hi John,
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> Settings below:
> Verbosity - advanced
> Punctuation - most
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> And in answer to your question: you should not bother using off-screen
> text.
> It is arguable that it doesn't meet 1.3.1 and screen reader users are not
> the only people with disabilities who are going to be viewing the page nor
> the only type of assistive technology used.
>
> Cheers,
> Adam
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Foliot [mailto:john@foliot.ca]
> Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2012 3:06 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org; 'WebAIM Discussion List'
> Subject: Quick Poll for JAWs users: Verbosity and Punctuation settings.
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> Hi All,
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> Just doing a quick poll to try and figure out a minor question.  What I am
> attempting to determine is what are your settings? Verbosity: Low, Medium
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> Beginner? Then Punctuation: All, Most, Some or None?
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> The question being considered is whether or not to include (parenthesis) in
> off-screen text: is there a value to doing so, or should I not bother?
>
> Data and comments most appreciated.
>
> JF
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> John Foliot
> Web Accessibility Specialist
> Co-Chair, W3C HTML5 Accessibility Task Force (Media) Co-founder, Open Web
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