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RE: Getting Screen Readers to Pronounce Acronyms Correctly

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:55:34 +0000
To: Mike Elledge <melledge@yahoo.com>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <186540f1b04e4301931295859f3ac729@BY2PR03MB272.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>
To my knowledge it's only supported on iOS.

Jonathan

From: Mike Elledge [mailto:melledge@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 10:50 AM
To: Jonathan Avila; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: Getting Screen Readers to Pronounce Acronyms Correctly

Thanks for your help, Jonathan and Allen.

Unfortunately, "speak: spell-out" does not seem to be supported by JAWS or NVDA in IE or Firefox, assuming I have used the property properly:

adaptive technology (<span style="speak : spell-out">AT</span>)

Mike

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014 1:00 PM, Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com<mailto:jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>> wrote:

The CSS3 speak: spell-out property is supported by VoiceOver on iOS.

Jonathan

From: Mike Elledge [mailto:melledge@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:22 PM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Subject: Getting Screen Readers to Pronounce Acronyms Correctly

Hi All--

Ran across this issue recently and wasn't sure how to resolve it. JAWS (may also be true for NVDA) will mis-pronounce acronyms, and I'm wondering how best to address it.

For example, the letters "IT" are pronounced as "it" rather than "eye tee", even if identified as an abbreviation. One way to address this is to put a space between the letters, "I" <space> "T", so that the letters are pronounced separately, however it looks odd visually. Is the only recourse to move the letters together using CSS? Or is there another solution?

Mike
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