you will also find this to be true or at least it was last time I checked at: http://www.fcc.gov The reason is that jaws is using the lang attribute to guide the rendering of the spoken language. If the page language is set to any of the uk forms, it will be rendered in british english. Johnnie Apple Seed ----- Original Message ----- From: <Rick.Roderick@xxxxxx> To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 3:06 PM Subject: [guispeak] British accents with JAWS and IE6 Hi everyone, Why do some pages speak in a British accent, even when they are not British? When I go to: www.ky.gov, I get a British accent. When I go to other pages on the site, the accent returns to American English.