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Re: VoiceOver lang="" compatibility

From: Mitchell Evan <mtchllvn@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:02:27 +0000
Message-ID: <CAK=xW6vSCw2yJDx7QwTTEGh+BsTPgqNXN_zSg5YGksu1A+13sQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Corey Collins <ccollins@usc.edu.au>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Your HTML is marked up correctly. It will work in a screen reader that can
automatically switch between English and Spanish within a single web page.

I've had the same experience you described in OS X VoiceOver. At best, I've
been able to switch manually between voices. Is there a frequent OS X
VoiceOver user on this list, who can confirm whether this is a "bug" (Apple
limitation, documentation gap) or a "feature" (user error)?

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 9:12 PM Corey Collins <ccollins@usc.edu.au> wrote:

> Hi Everyone
>
>
>
> Before I chase-up Apple, has anyone else experienced a compatibility issue
> with the lang=”” attribute for VoiceOver?
>
>
>
> Something like the following reads/pronounces correctly in JAWS and NVDA
> but VoiceOver tries to read the Spanish marked-up version phonetically as
> English:
>
>
>
> <p>Translate es un servicio gratuito de traducción automática
> multilingüe</p>
>
> <p><span lang="es">Translate es un servicio gratuito de traducción
> automática multilingüe</span></p>
>
>
>
> Is this a known bug? I thought it may have been discussed before on the
> mailing list but couldn’t find anything with a search.
>
>
>
> I also tested VoiceOver with the Webaim Document Language
> <https://webaim.org/techniques/screenreader/#language> example with no
> success.
>
>
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
> *Corey Collins*
> Web Accessibility Specialist
>
> Student Services and Engagement
> USC
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Mitchell Evan
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