Item Number: Success Criterion 3.1.6
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Comment Type: QU
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Is guideline 3.1.6 relevant to alphabetic langauges. I was unable to determine the meaning of this guideline as it applies to English, or other alphabetic languages. If it is relevant to alphabetic languages, examples should be provided, or it should be stated that it applies to syllabic, or orthographic languages.
Guideline 3.1.6 is indeed relevant to alphabetic languagues. Examples have been added to the "Intent of this success criterion" section of "How to Meet 3.1.6" to illustrate this. The revised section reads as follows:
"For example, in the English language heteronyms are words that are spelled the same but have different pronunciations and meanings, such as the words desert (abandon) and desert (arid region). Additionally, in some languages certain characters can be pronounced in different ways. In Japanese, for example, there are characters like Han characters(Kanji) which have multiple pronunciations. Screen readers may speak the characters incorrectly without the information on pronunciation. When read incorrectly, the content will not make sense to users."