This post serves no purpose other than to demonstrate the fidelity of screen readers when announcing non-emoji Unicode characters when using default settings. There is no judgment on which is correct. This is simply for reference.
I grabbed the following tweet and recorded it across common screen readers (WordPress ate the special characters, so I replaced them with regular characters and styled them):
Twitter faux bold / italic PSA (4/2):
Imagine this from your local government…
Tsunami warning: Move to higher ground immediately. Updates to come in the next hour. Stay calm.
This post may or may not be a stub for updates later. I have a physics tweet, or another, or yet another, that I may capture in each combination and drop in here as well. It just takes forever to transcribe them.