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

Michael Smethurst Michael.Smethurst at bbc.co.uk
Wed May 28 03:27:47 PDT 2008

Thanks benjamin

I had a quiet day lined up. Looks like I'll be subscribing to mailing list
now ;-)

On 24/5/08 12:42, "Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis" <bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com>

> 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.s
>> html
>> 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
> http://www.freelists.org/list/access-uk
> Freedom Scientific JAWS users:
> jaws-uk at freelists.org
> http://www.freelists.org/list/jaws-uk
> Dolphin HAL users:
> dolphinusers at yahoogroups.com
> http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/dolphinusers/
> GW-Micro Window-Eyes users:
> gw-info at gwmicro.com
> http://www.gwmicro.com/Support/GW-Info_Archives/
> Apple VoiceOver users:
> macvoiceover at freelists.org
> http://www.freelists.org/list/macvoiceover/
> GNOME Orca users:
> orca-list at gnome.org
> http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/orca-list
> NVDA users:
> nvda at freelists.org
> http://www.freelists.org/list/nvda
> Thunder users:
> thunder at freelists.org
> http://www.freelists.org/list/thunder
> (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
> community:
> Screen magnifier users:
> magnifiers at yahoogroups.com
> http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/magnifiers/
> ZoomText users:
> Ai Squared forums
> http://www.aisquared.com/forums/index.php
> Hope that helps.
> --
> Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
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