[Athen] Screen Reader Verbosity

Michael Nakai michaelnakai at weber.edu
Fri Feb 1 09:15:06 PST 2019


I have a question to pose to anyone who can help.

While using Canvas to post syllabuses, our instructors often post grading
scales similar to the form below:

A: 100%-93%
A-: 92.9%-90%
B+: 89.9%-87%
...and so forth

It has been pointed out that various screen readers aren't verbose enough
to pronounce, "A minus" when it encounters that hyphen. Or well versed
enough to pronounce the numbers as a range like, "one hundred percent to
ninety-three percent".

Without having to require the user to change the configuration of their
reader to be more verbose, is there something that we can do within our
formatting that can help with this?

Michael Nakai
Adaptive Technology

*Weber State University Disability Services*
3885 West Campus Drive Dept 1129
Ogden, Utah 84408-1129
(801) 626-6413
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