I know that if the screen reader is set up correctly, it will catch two sentences run together after the period of the first sentence. I also know some validators have the screen reader read the book and if it sounds correct they assume it is. This last validate was approved by somebody who apparently made that choice. The results were not good. A spell checker would have caught the errors. Something has to catch them unless we want books validated this way to end up in the collection.
E. At 01:09 AM 12/4/2007, you wrote:
E and others,Just a bit of info here, to clarify what a screen reader can do. Any screen reader should catch a sentence where a period is immediately followed by another character, instead of a space. The only situation where this wouldn't apply is if the person chooses the none option for their punctuation announcement. If you set your punctuation to anything above none, run together words connected by periods and many other punctuation marks will clearly be announced during reading. For example, I'm using JAWS and my punctuation level is set to some, and I can hear an oddity in the layout of your sample line, whether I'm reading it using line by line commands, say all, or pretty much any other method..Scott ----- Original Message ----- From: "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 9:55 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] please use spell checker validators and submittersI am validating a book where words or sentences are run together. The person using a screen reader to review a book rather than using a braille display or looking at the screen may not catch these run together words or sentences unless a spell checker is used. I know somebody validated this book and let lots of sentences such as the following go right through.This first sentence is fine.But it runs into this next one.Without a braille display I would not know the period in the above sentence was not followed by a space.Spell checking of this sort is particularly important if validating a book children may use when learning braille.E. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.-- No virus found in this incoming message.Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.503 / Virus Database: 269.16.13/1167 - Release Date: 12/3/2007 12:20 PMTo unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.__________ NOD32 2699 (20071203) Information __________ This message was checked by NOD32 antivirus system. http://www.eset.com
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