There are a number of options available to you when creating text-to-speech accessible questions to account for specific syntax and pronunciation.
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Customize the pronunciation of your question by editing the Source code. Click into the Rich Text Editor (RTE) within the Question Setup of any question to access its Source.
Click Source to prompt an editable pop-up of the source code.
In this example, the text-to-speech reader could pronounce "aunt" with a hard a as in ant. To avoid confusion, you may opt to customize the Source such that "aunt" would be pronounced ahnt or ont.
To customize pronunciation of characters, words, or phrases, wrap the text with the following code:
<span pron=”phonetic pronunciation”>word(s)</span>
You can also edit the Source to expand acronyms. For example:
<span pron="New York City">NYC</span>
Use this method as many times as needed within a question and click OK to save.
Customize Math Equation Syntax
To add an equation to your question, use the Add Math (LaTeX/MathML) function within the Rich Text Editor (RTE).
This will prompt an Edit Math pop-up.
The ARIA Label will auto-populate as you create your equation. This label will be interpreted by your text-to-speech reader.
Customize this label by editing it directly. For example, you may want the equation to read as "9 point 4 times 10 to the power of negative 2":