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Re: VoiceOver lang="" compatibility

From: Corey Collins <ccollins@usc.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:11:05 +0000
CC: W3C WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Thank you for your input everyone.

Should have mentioned, I am on macOS Sierra.

I’ll also test with IOS to confirm it works ok with VO, all the advice will help a student so we appreciate all the feedback.

Sean, I’ll also look into the TTS languages query.

I believe the university has a good relationship with Apple so I will send the issue through.

Thanks

Corey Collins
Web Accessibility Specialist
Ph +61 7 5456 5383

University of the Sunshine Coast
CRICOS Provider No. 01595D

From: Michiel Bijl <michiel.list@moiety.me>
Date: Thursday, 16 November 2017 at 3:29 am
To: Gijs Veyfeyken <gijs@anysurfer.be>
Cc: Corey Collins <ccollins@usc.edu.au>, W3C WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: Re: VoiceOver lang="" compatibility

Thanks Gijs! Wasn’t aware of that.
— Michiel

On 15 Nov 2017, at 13:58, Gijs Veyfeyken <gijs@anysurfer.be<mailto:gijs@anysurfer.be>> wrote:
It does since the High Sierra update.
https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-macos-news/new-good-and-bad-voiceover-users-macos-1013-high-sierra<https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-macos-news/new-good-and-bad-voiceover-users-macos-1013-high-sierra>

Kind regards,

Gijs


On 15 Nov 2017, at 13:35, Michiel Bijl <michiel.list@moiety.me<mailto:michiel.list@moiety.me>> wrote:

As far as I’m aware macOS doesn’t have support for automatic language switching in VoiceOver. iOS does however.

— Michiel

On 15 Nov 2017, at 05:54, Corey Collins <ccollins@usc.edu.au<mailto: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
Ph +61 7 5456 5383

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