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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

Some microformats have potential accessibility advantages.

hCard

Disadvantages

Some microformats have potential accessibility disadvantages.

abbr-design-pattern

we have a party in 
<abbr class="dtstart" title="20070312T1700-06">
 March 12, 2007 at 5 PM
</abbr>

would be read by jaws as

we have a party at Twenty million seventy-thousand three-hundred twelve tee seventeen-hundred dash zero six. 

The acessibility task force from web standarsd.org recommends:

<span class="dtstart" title="20070312T1700-06">
 March 12, 2007 at 5 PM, Central Standard Time
</span>

or

<span class="dtstart">
 March 12, 2007 at 5 PM, Central Standard Time
 <span class="value" title="20070312T1700-06"></span>
</span>

see more at abbr-design-pattern-issues and [1]

anchor-include-pattern

External testimonials

See also

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