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Re: What is accessible text for representing a time of day?


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Mar 28, 2017 4:53AM

One thing you could do is to write out the time range
9am to 6pm ratehr than 9am-6pm
I agree with Jennifer that you don't have to, it is up to the screen
reader vendor/users to code/understand commonly used phrases and words
And, you are right, there is no semantic magic for doing this.

On 3/27/17, Jeremy Echols < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Jennifer, thanks for the input. I was really only worried about figuring
> out pronunciation if I was missing some obvious, semantic way to do this.
> When I ask NVDA for the current time, for instance, it reads it just fine,
> so I figured I must be doing something wrong.
> Kevin: I'd love to go with military time, personally. It's just so much
> more straightforward. Pretty sure I won't convince the world anytime soon,
> though :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf
> Of KP
> Sent: Monday, March 27, 2017 2:02 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] What is accessible text for representing a time of
> day?
> Of course you could use the 24 clock as railways and military have for
> years. I've never understood the confusion people have with nor the
> attachment to am And pm. (Said tongue firmly in cheek as I remain personally
> in favour of imperial over metric for most everyday transaction -YMMV)
> Kevin
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On 28/03/2017, at 9:19 AM, Jennifer Sutton < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> In my view, both as a screen reader user and as someone who works with
>> developers, this is not a concern/an issue.
>> Please write your times as you normally would, and trust screen reader
>> users to handle their part of the "accessibility contract. It is our
>> responsibility to "mind" our screen reader and check, character by
>> character, if we are confused for some reason.
>> Thank you for your concern, as so many on this list always seem to be, but
>> screen reader users have bigger fish to fry than pronunciation issues,
>> even if that seems to be what sighted folks focus on.
>> In my experience, assuring functionality, rather than a high standard of
>> pronunciation (which can vary across screen readers and by user settings)
>> is *far* more important.
>> Jennifer
>>> On 3/27/2017 12:15 PM, Jeremy Echols wrote:
>>> 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!
>>> >>> >>> archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
>>> >>
>> >> >> archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
>> >
> > > http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
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