Re: NVDA Features feedback
I’m not saying it shouldn’t be available but in every case I’ve come across, such symbols are eye candy. And the only way I can cause them not to be spoken is to set the verbosity level of them higher than the level of punctuation I usually use. That is the kind of thing a lot of users will never learn about. If you are going to add more and more verbosity to web pages, there should be simple commands to adjust the amount of verbosity spoken.
Actually the left triangle can can indicate depending on the site and the layout of the page an arrow, that can be useful if the thing can be clicked. I would want that spoken if the sighted person tells me to click where the left triangle is.
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I don’t object to the amount of verbosity in screen-readers for general use. And even you said you expect there to be different levels of verbosity settings in NVDA, which there aren’t. I do object to the amount of verbosity when in web ;pages. Why is bloc quote on? I question how many people want to know information about lists. There may be other notifications most people don’t care about and I think it would be useful to have a survey about that.
And there is still no way to turn figure out of figure notifications off, nor to turn off, on the fly, announcements of symbols on web [pages. It doesn’t benefit me at all to hear left pointing triangle when I’m reading a web
page and on some pages, I hear such information repeatedly. Recently, I discovered another new or rather new addition. I don’t remember the wording, but it was something like emphasis area. It was thoroughly distracting, and because the portion of the page had such material close together, I kept hearing in and out of emphasis area. This is not at all helpful. Perhaps it is something different like marked area. Others may remember.
There seems to be an attitude that the more verbosity on web pages, the better. I think its time that this be discussed. And its not because I mind adjusting verbosity myself. I just think the approach is wrong and that many people won’t learn enough to know how to control it.
If there is going to be this amount of verbosity, and it keeps being added to, I think users should be surveyed. On what basis are such decisions made now?
On Wed, Dec 15, 2021 at 12:06 PM, Gene wrote:
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