Re: Web developer issue with NVDA reading the word "us"

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Yes sometimes you get strange things on buttons like the hotkey for it in brackets inside the word which also can be quite amusing to listen to being read.
Would it really matter though if web sites did not capitalise US at all?
CONTACT Us or Contact Us perhaps


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Vogel" <britechguy@...>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2022 10:04 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Web developer issue with NVDA reading the word "us"

On Fri, Jun 3, 2022 at 04:18 PM, Gene wrote:

I tested four or five synthesizers and DecTalk was the only one that did
this so it appears this is a wide spread behavior of synthesizers.
Which is absolutely no surprise. Nine times out of ten (more, really) all caps US is short for United States, but understood if U and S are read as letters.

Strings of all caps are generally considered to be "short for" something else. Some are pronounceable while others are not.

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