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

Michael Smethurst Michael.Smethurst at bbc.co.uk
Thu May 22 09:38:04 PDT 2008

On 22/5/08 17:23, "Alasdair King" <alasdairking at gmail.com> wrote:

>> There has been some testing, that will hopefully be published soon,
>> but it's not definitive (since there's not much data on how most SR
>> users have their setups).  That's all :)
> Sorry, I meant of course "I infer that they've tested the default
> settings of the screenreaders..."

My screenreader knowledge is minimal but iplayer have tested hCal on a
variety of outa the box screenreaders (sorry, can't give a full list - I'll
try and hunt it down). By default they all had abbreviation expansion turned
off and ufs passed with a  clean bill of health

I believe we also did very, very limited at home testing. Of 4 users 2 had
abbreviation expansion turned on. It's a stupidly low sample size which is
why we're appealing to screenreader users to help us out

It wouldn't be so much of a problem if it was just one hCal per page but for
a schedule day view we have quite a number:


This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and may contain personal views which are not the views of the BBC unless specifically stated.
If you have received it in error, please delete it from your system.
Do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way nor act in reliance on it and notify the sender immediately.
Please note that the BBC monitors e-mails sent or received.
Further communication will signify your consent to this.

More information about the microformats-discuss mailing list