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Re: Time formatting


From: Mcmanus, Kristian A
Date: Apr 17, 2017 12:50PM

This is just a guess. What if you used the HTML5 Time tag? I will try it here but I don’t have access to JAWS. Anybody try this yet?

Kristian McManus
Digital Accessibility Tech. Analyst - ITS-UCSF

On 4/17/17, 7:25 AM, "Joy Relton" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

I agree with you.

-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Thompson, Rachel
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] Time formating

Hi, all.

I need some advice for a campus group trying to address date formatting:

"My office has decided to use AP style on divisional websites. However, time ranges such as "8 a.m.-12p.m. and 1-5 p.m." can be read choppily and with a "minus" thrown in there when using the iOS screen reader (though a desktop screen reader might handle it better). Something like "8 AM-12PM and 1-5 PM" is actually read much more smoothly and accurately. Is it better to stick with AP style, or to test out other formats to see what is read best by popular screen readers?"

My initial thought is that screen reader users will likely have their verbosity set to meet their preferences already and that either is accessible.

Your ideas would be most welcome,

Dr. Rachel S. Thompson
Director, Emerging Technology and Accessibility The Center for Instructional Technology The University of Alabama
110 Russell Hall
Box 870248
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone 205-348-0216
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