moderated Re: Is there a way to not have Vocalizer substitute what it thinks works for abbreviations?


John Covici
 

Even with the setting off, I still get some expansions, obviously done
by the synthesizer.

On Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:32:06 -0400,
Mike B wrote:

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Hi Steve,

Jaws does have an option to expand abbreviations or not, it's in the
Settings Center, in both the applications Settings Center and Settings
Center default all applications. Look here.
1. Insert + 6, to open the Settings Center while in an specific application,
or then press, Control, shift + D, for default all applications.

2. Down arrow to, Web / HTML / PDFs closed, and right arrow to open.

3. Down arrow to, Reading closed, and right arrow to open.

4. Down arrow to, Expand Abbreviations, and there you go.

Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Nutt
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Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:55 AM
Subject: Re: Is there a way to not have Vocalizer substitute what it thinks
works for abbreviations?


Hi David,



I wish JAWS would have an option to not expand abbreviations.



If you buy CodeFactory’s version of Vocalizer, it has a setting in its own
settings to disable abbreviation expansion. Apparently, it is a screen
reader flag, so JAWS should be able to do it.



All the best


Steve



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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: 16 September 2020 11:35
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a way to not have Vocalizer substitute what it thinks
works for abbreviations?



The fact is that these modern, human-sounding synthesizers are absolutely
notorious for doing this. To me it's maddening as I don't want my reader,
human or synthetic, to substitute what's on the screen for what it thinks
are the correct replacements based on commonly used abbreviations. This is
one reason why there will always be a place for voices like Eloquence and
ESpeak.

David Goldfield,Blindness Assistive Technology SpecialistJAWS Certified,
2019 WWW.DavidGoldfield.orgOn 9/15/2020 11:38 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

What did you use in the dictionary?

You could try a regular expression match on: GD-(\d{1,}) and replace
with Gee Dee \1
This should make GD- followed by one or more numeric digits read as Gee
Dee followed by the actual number that the string of digits represents.
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