Last updated: 29 January 2007
This test aims to discover how different screen readers cope with these newfangled Internet words, like “e-mail”. In general, screen readers handle the word “e-mail” and its variations well, as it is such a common word these days. However, as more words are being subjected to “Webification”, perhaps it is worth knowing how screen readers tend to handle words that have a prefix.
The test cases above were spoken by screen readers in the following ways.
All variations of “e-mail” are read pretty much the same way, as “ee-meyl”.
The variations with the standalone “e” is probably pronounced in the most appropriate way, but just looks wrong. Personally, I think adding the hyphen looks and sounds better.