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

From: Adam Cooper <cooperad@bigpond.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 16:28:05 +1000
To: "'John Foliot'" <john@foliot.ca>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "'WebAIM Discussion List'" <webaim-forum@list.webaim.org>
Message-ID: <000001cd6d53$510a8710$f31f9530$@bigpond.com>
Hi John,

Settings below:
Verbosity - advanced
Punctuation - most

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. 


-----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.

Hi All,

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 or
Beginner? Then Punctuation: All, Most, Some or None? 

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.

John Foliot
Web Accessibility Specialist
Co-Chair, W3C HTML5 Accessibility Task Force (Media) Co-founder, Open Web
Received on Sunday, 29 July 2012 06:43:07 UTC

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