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

Martin McEvoy info at weborganics.co.uk
Wed May 21 07:33:47 PDT 2008

Hi Frances

On Wed, 2008-05-21 at 14:12 +0100, Frances Berriman wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> 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.

Have you tried something like this:

<abbr class="dtstart" title="2008-05-15T19:30:00+01:00">
<span title="Seven Thirty">19:30</span>

There is more on this here:


Best Wishes

Martin McEvoy
> Thanks very much,
> Frances

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