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Braille Re: How do assistive technologies handle icon fonts?

From: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2015 07:43:11 +1000
To: "Web Accessibility Initiative Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "Michiel Bijl" <michiel@agosto.nl>
Cc: "Ja Eun Ku" <jku@illinois.edu>
Message-ID: <op.x8z7l9z7s7agh9@widsith.local>

I poked a bit at the braille representation from VoiceOver - this is  
easily available in the VoiceOver utility, although there are many options  
which means it is likely to be somewhat variable.

I don't know windows-based systems nearly as well, but perhaps others do.


On Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:37:10 +1000, Michiel Bijl <michiel@agosto.nl> wrote:

> Jemma and I are doing some accessibility testing on icon  
> fonts—especially Font Awesome—and how assistive technologies handle  
> them. I’ve setup a GitHub repository called Font Awesome  
> <https://github.com/MichielBijl/font-awesome> (because we initially  
> targeted that specific library; should rename it). I’ve already added  
> one test example and some test results, but suggestions for more  
> examples (ways to fix the issue of icon fonts being announced weird), or  
> test results for existing tests, or even tips on how to display test  
> results properly; it’s all welcome!
> —Michiel

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