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Re: Getting Screen Readers to Pronounce Acronyms Correctly

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:31:05 -0400
Message-ID: <CAJi9Cqr0LyrBV7wKUp=YUGJ3j-XAtXa6=Fk7dzKYAcEuKd9byg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
It is great when supported on mobile / touch screen device because
that's where it is needed chiefly. On a desktop with standard SR, one
can make the AT spell out a word / acronym  if one does not comprehend
it.
Sailesh

On 10/1/14, Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com> wrote:
> 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
>
>
Received on Wednesday, 1 October 2014 16:31:31 UTC

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