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Re: Negative numbers

From: Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 08:40:47 +0200
Message-ID: <CA++-QFfSj0jMhrXWXsgD5q=+ByC1RutYbum6effZJVwZLdsdWg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Russ Weakley <russ@maxdesign.com.au>
Cc: W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Is there anything in CSS or an attribute in HTML that could be  used to
force the reading out of the (-) characters?
Kind regards
Harry


On 30 September 2017 at 02:20, Russ Weakley <russ@maxdesign.com.au> wrote:

> Hi Jospeh,
>
> If negative numbers are a concern just for you, then you can change your
> verbosity settings and set punctuation to "all"
>
> https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/voiceover/hear-punctuation-mchlp2703
>
> Keep in mind, this will then read out a lot more information such as
> colons, full-stops etc, and you may find this becomes painful.
>
> If this is for an application for other users and you are worried about
> the following:
>
> - there are a fair amount of VoiceOver users who may be using the app
> - you are concerned that not all VoiceOver users will have their verbosity
> punctuation set to "all"
> - there are negative numbers that are important for these users to
> understand
>
> In circumstances like this, you may wish to use a work around (or hack). A
> simple solution is to use an aria-label:
>
> <span aria-label="minus 91">-91</span>
>
> You can see this in action here:
> https://jsfiddle.net/russmaxdesign/fhs8m6z1/
>
> HTH
> Russ
>
>
> Quoting Joseph Yang <joesaiyang@gmail.com>:
>
> I'm having an issue with Voiceover not reading negative numbers. Apparently
>> it is not reading the minus sign. Has anyone been able to find a work
>> around for this? I've read that using parentheses was an option, but
>> because I work in banking, I'm not sure if that will be a viable option
>> for
>> the stakeholders.
>>
>
>
>
> Thanks
> Russ
>
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