DrOliver - 1:22 pm on Nov 30, 2004 (gmt 0) I've seen, err, I've heard screen readers say:
One way of working out what is semantically most appropriate is to imagine what a screen reader would do. It will read a <b> tag in a normal voice, but it will emphasise a <strong> tag with a "bigger" voice.
I've seen, err, I've heard screen readers say:
So that gives an idea to blind readers what the paragraph is supposed to look like, or by speaking out how the text is styled, one might come to a conclusion that otherwise can only be drawn when semantically correct markup is being used.
Does that make sense? Man, I am not used to write English anymore when I am that tired :-)
Anyhow, I'd go with semantically correct markup whenever possible (err, always), and try to avoid stuff like
I just wanted to share my experiences with screen readers. Some of them are capable of telling the blind reader how the text looks like. It seems to be in the settings though, so screen reader users can enable or disable these functions.