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RE: Screen readers do not obey language changes in HTML

From: Howard Leicester <howard_leicester@btconnect.com>
Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 18:19:07 +0100
To: 'Steve Faulkner' <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "'Batusic, Mario'" <mario.batusic@fabasoft.com>
CC: 'Christophe Strobbe' <strobbe@hdm-stuttgart.de>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5EA9A5E79A4647CFB21FC1EA707FFCC2@H30JC4J>
Thanks Steve et al,

 

Out of interest: What do system developers, dependent on Assistive
Technologies (like screen-readers]) do?

 

Thanks,

Howard

 

 

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From: Steve Faulkner [mailto:faulkner.steve@gmail.com] 
Sent: 04 May 2015 17:07
To: Batusic, Mario
Cc: Christophe Strobbe; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Screen readers do not obey language changes in HTML

 

In Safari the lang attribute is exposed via the AXLanguage property in the
OSX accessibility API.

 

I have filed a bug on chrome to do the same.




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Regards

SteveF

HTML <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>  5.1

 

On 29 April 2015 at 16:11, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:

 

On 29 April 2015 at 15:47, Batusic, Mario <mario.batusic@fabasoft.com>
wrote:

Thanks a lot. That about APIs confirms what I feared. The way you point,
Christophe, is probably so complicated that the JAWS and NVDA developers
push the task back so long - because the bug is posted by both for long now.

 

In Firefox the language is exposed via an Iaccessible2 text attribute

 




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SteveF

HTML <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>  5.1

 
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