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Hi ElodieA,

Thank you for your question!

This is typical for Thorium’s read-aloud function, which has limitations. It does not announce heading levels, <hr>, <aside>, <a>, or <sup> tags. Thorium reads out the text as it is displayed on the screen, as well as alt-text for images, if the EPUB includes those.

Thorium can also be used in conjunction with a screen reader such as NVDA—which announces heading levels, separators, and page numbers, for example. Here is a helpful video resource from NNELS demonstrating how Thorium is used with a screen reader: https://youtu.be/x2SbH_yZEyw
Video title: Thorium Version 1.7: Demonstration with Screen-reader

a wooden table with a white keyboard on top, and a persons hand writing on a piece of paper

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