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What is accessible text for representing a time of day?


From: Jeremy Echols
Date: Mar 27, 2017 1:15PM

We have building hours listed on a page, and right now they say things like "9am-6pm". This sounds really confusing in NVDA - "9am" seems to be read as "9 ammeters" in some cases (but not all, oddly). I have tried various ways outputs, such as "9 a.m." and "9 AM", but I keep getting it read wrong.

I know one rule of working with screen readers was to avoid trying to force pronunciation, so I feel like there must be a better way to create times that make sense to everybody without spelling out "Nine o'clock in the morning until six o'clock in the evening". But for the life of me I can't find it. Help!