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I just want to throw it out there that it would be a major step in the right direction if someone could figure out a way to make links not stop a screen reader in mid sentence.
This bug can be reproduced by going to any website on the planet and using the free screen reader NVDA that is also one of the most stable products out.
One solution that doesn't seem very practical to me would be limiting links to one per paragraph and then just slapping that paragraph on a clickable div.  The text that is supposed to be a link could then be underlined.
Another solution would be to mandate a line break after links and then just make the whole sentence that describes the link actually link to it.
These are just quick fixes though…
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I know screen readers commonly pull out links for use outside the text flow, so it is a shame they can't then disable them within the text flow too. I would feel your pain if I had to use a screen reader.


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Sounds to me like its really an issue for the screen readers to resolve and not for individual sites.

I haven't needed to do any testing with a screen reader for maybe 10 years, but I definitely remember them pulling out links way back then, so I'm very surprised that such an obvious issue with in-flow links has not been resolved yet with all screen readers.

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Hmmm, this would appear to be a NVDA issue and not an ocp one.  I'm using Window EYES and have no such issue.  Secondly, I don't claim to be an expert with NVDA, though I've used it on occasion, but it is still way in development and doesn't pack the features any where near what the big2 do.  Stable?  Maybe, but still a long way to go before I'd even consider it being a powerful screen reader.

Lastly, and not trying to be ugly here but the statement, "This bug can be reproduced by going to any website on the planet and using the free
screen reader NVDA that is also one of the most stable products out," should be self evident that this topic shouldn't even been started.  Let's try to keep on track and remember this is a forum for ocportal and accessibility, not a place to discuss general flaws of a specific screen access program.  Chris and the gang have graciously created this area to discuss ways of making ocp more accessible.  Let's not water it down with irrelevant off topic and improper post.
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Hi chipster,

Glad to see you posting here :).

Actually I disagree a little. I came to the same conclusion as you, but occasionally there might be some insight to learn from this kind of topic, because it forces me to think from a different perspective and that sometimes makes me notice stuff I otherwise wouldn't or spot some opportunity. But yes in this case, nothing we can do.


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