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This page is for keeping track of issues relating to microformats and accessibility, in the hopes that any potential accessibility issues are resolved quickly, and for documenting techniques for making microformats more accessible.
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This page documents microformats and accessibility in general, in particular advantages that adopting microformats provide for accessibility, and for documenting techniques for making microformats more accessible.
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We should all strive to make our published microformats, parser implementations, and not least this wiki, as accessible as possible, to all users, regardless of their physical abilities and needs. Readers are advised to follow the [http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/full-checklist.html W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0], to at least level 2. Further advice is available on the [http://www.accessifyforum.com/ Accessify Forums].
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We should all strive to make our published microformats, parser implementations, and this wiki, accessible to all users, regardless of their physical abilities and needs, within the limits of the time and resources of the microformats community. Readers are advised to follow the [http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/full-checklist.html W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0], to at least level 2. Further advice is available on the [http://www.accessifyforum.com/ Accessify Forums].
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==Advantages==
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*<code>tel</code> in [[hcard|hCard]]: use <code>style="speak-numeral:digits"</code>, so that telephone numbers are read by aural browsers as, for example, "five-five-five one-two-three-four" and not "five-hundred and fifty-five, one-thousand, two-hundred and thirty-two".
*<code>tel</code> in [[hcard|hCard]]: use <code>style="speak-numeral:digits"</code>, so that telephone numbers are read by aural browsers as, for example, "five-five-five one-two-three-four" and not "five-hundred and fifty-five, one-thousand, two-hundred and thirty-two".
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==Issues==
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==External testimonials==
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* [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2006JulSep/subject.html#msg133 hCard and hCalendar Formats] - 2006-08-03 in w3c-wai-ig. e.g. <blockquote><p>I think Microformats.org is doing rather well on it's own, and it isn't particularly something that the W3C would or should get involved in until it's settled down. (And then it would just be a ratification kind of thing.)</p><p>...</p><p>In fact, it is likely to be good for accessibility, as the tools for consuming microformats often require valid code.</p></blockquote>
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*In <pre><nowiki><abbr class="dtend" title="19970403">April 2, 1997</abbr></div></nowiki></pre> "19970403" is not an abbreviation, in any sense, of "April 2, 1997", but of "April 3, 1997".
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==External discussions==
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* [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2006OctDec/0022.html Microformats and Semantic Structure (part 2)] - 2006-10-11 in w3c-wai-ig.
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* [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2006JulSep/subject.html#msg133 hCard and hCalendar Formats] - 2006-08-03 in w3c-wai-ig.
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*[http://www.accessifyforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=6167&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 Use of 'abbr' in microformats] - 2006-09-20. Issues: use of 'abbr'
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==Accessibility of this wiki==
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*Large blocks of italic text are inaccessible to many readers, including people with types of visual impairment, dyslexia, etc. [http://www.intranet.man.ac.uk/accessibility/Disabilities/dyslexia.html], [https://tritonlink.ucsd.edu/portal/site/tritonlink-preview/menuitem.b4448692267a11256ec5e210514b01ca?storyID=20896]. [http://accessites.org/], [http://tlt.psu.edu/suggestions/accessibility/font.html], [http://www.wd4a.co.uk/Guidelines.htm] [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 14:33, 26 Nov 2006 (PST)
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*Using emboldening and italics to differentiate types on, e.g. the cheatsheet pages [[hcard-cheatsheet]], is unhelpful to users of assistive technologies, text-only devices, etc. A number, letter or symbol should additionally be used. [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 14:33, 26 Nov 2006 (PST)
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**I think the emboldening is fine as it marks up the required properties. The italics are a bit of a problem but keep it simple at the moment. Additional characters can’t be used as they would break the class="property" template. Colours would be a way but are inaccessible to some users, so there is no real solution to that problem for now. [[User:JulianStahnke|Julian Stahnke]] 22:55, 26 Nov 2006 (GMT)
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***"I think the emboldening is fine" - how would you understand emboldening in a text-only browser like Lynx, or in an aural browser? [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 15:17, 26 Nov 2006 (PST)
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****Ups, I just assumed that it would use strong and em tags. Yeah, well, let’s think about it. [[User:JulianStahnke|Julian Stahnke]] 23:22, 26 Nov 2006 (GMT)
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**Of course, one could add that stuff ''after'' the class="property" thing. That might look a little cluttered though. I’ll consider that for the next revision/next cheat sheet I do. [[User:JulianStahnke|Julian Stahnke]] 22:57, 26 Nov 2006 (GMT)
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***All that's needed is:
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::::<nowiki>* class="vcard" (1)</nowiki>
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:::[[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 15:24, 26 Nov 2006 (PST)
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**'''Now resolved'''. Thanks to all who helped. [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 10:30, 11 Dec 2006 (PST)
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* [http://microformats.org/wiki?title=page-summary-formats&curid=2572&diff=0&oldid=11214&rcid=20591 Duplicating link text] breaches [http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/wai-pageauth.html#tech-meaningful-links WAI-WCAG 1 guideline 13.1 Clearly identify the target of each link] and is unhelpful to users of assistive technologies and other agents, which provide links in a stand-alone, out-of-context list. [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 10:29, 11 Dec 2006 (PST)
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*The image in [[hcalendar-brainstorming#Photos and other attachments]] has inappropriate alt text, being just the file mname. [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 15:23, 6 Mar 2007 (PST)
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==See also==
==See also==
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*[[internationalisation]]
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*[[accessibility-issues]]
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*[[internationalization]]

Revision as of 03:13, 29 April 2007

Accessibility

This page documents microformats and accessibility in general, in particular advantages that adopting microformats provide for accessibility, and for documenting techniques for making microformats more accessible.

We should all strive to make our published microformats, parser implementations, and this wiki, accessible to all users, regardless of their physical abilities and needs, within the limits of the time and resources of the microformats community. Readers are advised to follow the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, to at least level 2. Further advice is available on the Accessify Forums.

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Advantages

Over and above the increased convenience they bring, some microformats have potential accessibility advantages.

hCard

External testimonials

See also

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