Respect the users' time. Screen readers take long enough when everything is perfect.
Many screen readers spell out all caps as A-C-R-O-N-Y-M-S.
You can still present all caps to your visual readers without torturing listeners. Use CSS styling:
<div style="text-transform: uppercase;">css for all caps></div>
<div class="all-caps">Guides extra</div>
When a link opens a new tab, the back button is lost. All history is lost. Anyone who navigates without a mouse is lost!
A sighted, mouse-user can always open a new tab by holding down Control (Command on a Mac) and clicking the link. That's good enough!
...at least tell screen readers why they're lost. Use text that's visually hidden like this:
<a href="page.html" target="_blank">Descriptive linking text<span class="visually-hidden"> (Opens new tab.)</span></a>
If you're working with a content management system at Penn, the default language of your page will usually be set to English. Language is set in the html tag:
But, in your page content, if you use non-English words, screenreaders will force an excrutiating English pronunciation. Screenreaders are fluent in hundreds of languages, but, unlike Google, they don't recognize languages. You have to tell them. (Language recognition is coming but it's not here.)
Below, the Telugu language is labeled using
The Telugu manuscript is a late 18th or early 19th century rendition of the
<span lang="tel">Āmuktamālyada</span>(Giver of the Worn Garland), an epic poem attributed to