[Athen] Screen Reader Verbosity

Robert Spangler rspangler1 at udayton.edu
Fri Feb 1 10:28:25 PST 2019

Hello, no, not really, because the individual will definitely encounter
such text in the future anyway. Part of being a blind computer user is
knowing how to use the screen reader. They can either adjust the
punctuation verbosity or, when in doubt, review the text by different
granularity levels, such as by character, word, etc.

On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 12:32 PM Michael Nakai <michaelnakai at weber.edu>

> Greetings,


> 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


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Robert Spangler
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rspangler1 at udayton.edu
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