Posts By Paul Bohman

Paul Bohman, PhD, is the Director of Training at Deque. He created Deque University – both the platform and the web accessibility courses within it – and continues to expand Deque University features with the help of a talented team. Paul travels frequently to provide highly-rated accessibility workshops at client sites, at conferences, and at other events. He is also the Chair of the Certification Committee in the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). Paul’s accessibility career started in 1999 and has included teaching graduate university classes in web accessibility. For his doctoral dissertation, Paul researched and wrote case studies about curriculum programs teaching web accessibility at the master's level in the US, London, and Austria.

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Why Don’t Screen Readers Always Read What’s on the Screen? Part 1: Punctuation and Typographic Symbols

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Screen readers are designed to do one thing: read what's on the screen. That's why they call them screen readers, right? You would think that screen reader software would have perfected the art of reading text by now, because that was the whole reason why screen readers were invented. If there's one thing a screen reader ought to do really well, it's read what's on… Continue Reading Why Don’t Screen Readers Always Read What’s on the Screen? Part 1: Punctuation and Typographic Symbols