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Testing a screen reader: How does it pronounce abbreviations, such as “St” in “St Dunstan’s”?

 

A screen reader is a computer program that reads out what is on the screen.

Some do this more cleverly, by interpreting the formatting of text, e.g. underlined / bold / italics, and reading hidden code, e.g. the <alt>  tag, which provides a text description for images.

In order to make a website accessible for blind users, it’s important to optimise it for screen readers.

Watch this video to get an idea how screen readers work: Introduction to the Screen Reader.

Read up on how screen readers interpret symbols: Why Don’t Screen Readers Always Read What’s on the Screen?

Learn more about navigating a website with shortcuts: Basic screen reader commands for accessibility testing.

 

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