[uf-discuss] Request for help from screen reader users from the BBC

Frances Berriman fberriman at gmail.com
Thu May 22 02:26:42 PDT 2008

On 21/05/2008, Martin McEvoy <info at weborganics.co.uk> wrote:

> Have you tried something like this:
>  <abbr class="dtstart" title="2008-05-15T19:30:00+01:00">
>  <span title="Seven Thirty">19:30</span>
>  </abbr>

Hi Martin,

It's not so much about "what to try" as the BBC using the hCalendar on
a new, very large site and not wanting to use a format that is either
likely to change (if the abbr pattern is changed/dropped) or causes
accessibility issues.  They just want to help push through the current
discussion with some real data.

Hopefully, this issue can be resolved *very soon* - I'd hate to see
/programmes have to drop their microformat implementation because of
one, relatively small, aspect of one format.

Thanks, though!

Frances Berriman

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