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

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com
Sat May 24 04:42:46 PDT 2008

Frances Berriman wrote:
> I realise I mentioned this URL in the last thread I was active on, but
> I wanted to bring this to the attention to anyone not following that
> thread.
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radiolabs/2008/05/microformats_and_accessibility.shtml
> The BBC is trialling microformats in the new programme support pages
> and are in need of lots of test data and research in order to a) help
> us make a more informed decision about the use of abbr design pattern
> in hCalendar here in the community, and b) for them to decide whether
> to use hCalendar at all (eek!).
> Please take a read if you are a screen reader user, or know some one who is.

Hi Frances

You might want to ask on screen reader user mailing lists if anyone 
would like to test the BBC's implementation. From what I've seen, users 
on such lists are very keen to try out things and give feedback.

UK computer users who are blind or visually impaired:
access-uk at freelists.org

Freedom Scientific JAWS users:
jaws-uk at freelists.org

Dolphin HAL users:
dolphinusers at yahoogroups.com

GW-Micro Window-Eyes users:
gw-info at gwmicro.com

Apple VoiceOver users:
macvoiceover at freelists.org

GNOME Orca users:
orca-list at gnome.org

NVDA users:
nvda at freelists.org

Thunder users:
thunder at freelists.org

(I'm not aware of an active mailing list or forum specific to System 
Access users.)

You might also want to reach out to the screen magnification-using 

Screen magnifier users:
magnifiers at yahoogroups.com

ZoomText users:
Ai Squared forums

Hope that helps.
Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

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