Punctuation or Spelling Incorrect

Short Description

Spelling or punctuation errors create confusion

Long Description

  • A screen reader pronounces words according to standard pronunciation rules and changes inflection according to punctuation. A user learns to expect it to sound certain ways, so it can be disorienting to have incorrect spelling or punctuation lead to unusual pronunciation or inflection.
  • Braille is often not written out letter by letter, so, for example, the word "little" on a refreshable braille display looks completely different than the word "littel".

    Example of Issue

    Accessibility/Usability

    Accessibility
    Usability

    Impacted Assistive Technology

    Screen Reader

    Impacted Type of Device

    Computer
    Mobile

    Recommendations

    • Check spelling and punctuation.
    • Only use non-standard spelling or punctuation when there is a specific and important reason.

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