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Another aspect of creating sound poems for screen readers is that the way they interpret the text is by no means consistent. Some of the older voices on my Mac read certain combinations of letters individually whereas the more recent voices (including all of those on iOS) combine them into a single word. Another tricky thing is getting the reader to make pauses. New lines, even with the inclusion of periods, are interpreted differently depending on how VoiceOver is activated. Activating speech via a context click on my Mac gives different results from triggering the same selection via a keyboard shortcut.

Hi, I’m <a rel="me" class="p-name u-url" href="https://rudigermeyer.com">Rudiger Meyer</a>, a composer interested in the play between music, sound, and&nbsp;media.

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