[Athen] Screen readers perceiving emphasized text in Word or HTML

Corrine Schoeb kschoeb1 at swarthmore.edu
Wed Sep 26 06:31:10 PDT 2018

Hi all,

Working on some documents for a student who uses screen readers, primarily
NVDA and VoiceOver.

How do I indicate that text has emphasis? For a sighted person we do this
with bold and/or italics, but I'm not sure how to do this with so a screen
reader can perceive the emphasis.

We are creating Word documents now for the student, but could create HTML
if there is a better way to do it with that tool.

Thanks for any advice.


Corrine Schoeb
Technology Accessibility Coordinator, ITS

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