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Re: simple test of screen reader support for CSS-generated text

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 16:30:01 +0000
To: wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-Id: <20071120163002.M61670@hicom.net>

this post contains 6 test results for the document archived at:
http://tinyurl.com/2m4h2m

explanation of test: 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2007Nov/0062.html

system specifications upon which these tests were performed:
  * WindowsXP Professional SP2
     + Operating System: Windows XP Professional (Version 2002) SP2
     + Processor/CPU Speed: Intel Pentium 4/3.20GHz
     + RAM: 2GB

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1. FireVox Results: FAIL
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build: FF2 (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U ; Windows NT 5.1;en-US;rv: 1.8.1.6)
Gecko/20070725 Firefox/2.0.0.6)

extension: with FireVox (5.2)

RESULT 1:
does not speak text generated by CSS using :before, even though the 
pseudo-content is visually rendered to the screen by FF2


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2. JAWS (8.0.2173 Unicode) and IE7: FAIL
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RESULT 2:
generated text neither spoken nor rendered


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3. JAWS 8.0.2173 and FF3: CONDITIONAL PASS: UNDUE-BURDEN EXPOSURE STRATEGY
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JAWS version: 8.0.2173 Unicode

RESULT 3:
does not speak text generated by CSS using :before, even though the 
pseudo-content is visually rendered to the screen by FF3; if, however,
one turns Virtual Cursor Off (INSERT + Z) screen-scraping does enable
the generated text to be spoken, but this is NOT the default setting 
for JAWS when in a hypertext document instance.


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4. NVDA and FF3: FAIL
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NVDA (build 0.5)

FF3: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b2pre) 
Gecko/2007111905 Minefield/3.0b2pre

RESULT 4:
does not speak text generated by CSS using :before, even though the 
pseudo-content is visually rendered to the screen by FF3; could not
get NVDA to articulate the CSS-generated text


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5. NVDA snapshot build r1198 and FF3: FAIL
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NVDA (build r1198)

FF3: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b2pre) 
Gecko/2007111905 Minefield/3.0b2pre

RESULT 5:
does not speak text generated by CSS using :before, even though the 
pseudo-content is visually rendered to the screen by FF3; could not
get NVDA to articulate the CSS-generated text


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6. NVDA snapshot build r1198 and FF2: FAIL
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NVDA (build r1198)

FF2: 2.0.0.9 (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US;
rv1819) Gecko/20071025 Firefox/2.0.0.9e

RESULT 6:
does not speak text generated by CSS using :before, even though the 
pseudo-content is visually rendered to the screen by FF3; could not
get NVDA to articulate the CSS-generated text


thanks to my sighted assistant, sandra, for her, um, sighted assistance

gregory.
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