[uf-discuss] Potential accessibility spin-off from hCard

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Sun Oct 8 13:37:18 PDT 2006

This is what <microformats-discuss at microformats.org> said
about "Re: [uf-discuss] Potential accessibility spin-off" on 8 Oct 2006 at 6:33

> > On an accessibility mailing list, someone asked:
> >
> >> Is there a way to make the screen reader know that a number is
> >> a phone number or street address so it reads 2-9-1-6 instead of
> >> 2,916?

Phone numbers have a URI identifier of "tel" [1], useful for protocol handlers that understand 
VOIP or faxes.  


<span class="vcard"><span class="fn">Bob Jonkman</span>, <a class="tel" href="tel:+1-416-555-

This ought to be recognized as a phone number by speech readers both by the hCard class="tel" 
as well as the "tel" URI, and provides a link for your favorite VOIP software to act on.

Of course, widespread adoption is not yet widespread...


[1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3966

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