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RE: Library catalogue issue in Australia, Singapore, USA

From: DavidSloan <DSloan@computing.dundee.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 09:27:21 +0100
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> To see how bad the pages look on one of the sites that have 
> been recently upgraded, visit 
> http://spydus2.toowoomba.qld.gov.au Please click on 

As an aside, I see on this page one of the navigation bar links is

When we audited a UK university's online library catalogue a few years
ago, we discovered that JAWS pronounced this phrase as
"eh-reh-soar-ses". This in turn was heard by at least one evaluator as
"error sources", which immediately confused them into thinking that
there was a problem with the application ("What error sources? What's

A sign that the interface has not been near a screen reader during
design and evaluation?


David Sloan
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Digital Media Access Group
Division of Applied Computing
University of Dundee

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