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Re: Time formatting


From: Lucy Greco
Date: Apr 17, 2017 1:36PM

well said Tim. this speaks to the criticleness of using reel people in
your testing. and yes i often speak words the way a screen reader does it
took one of my coworkers 8 months to ask me what i was saying when i kept
saying seo not S E O smile. actually i did not even know what seo
meant the first time i herd it so it was always seo for me even though i
new it was S E O

Lucia Greco
Web Accessibility Evangelist
IST - Architecture, Platforms, and Integration
University of California, Berkeley
(510) 289-6008 skype: lucia1-greco
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On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 12:19 PM, Tim Harshbarger <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Here is something to keep in mind for anyone who tests with a screen
> reader...
> For those of us who depend on screen readers and use them all the time, we
> tend to become use to how the screen reader reads text. As long as you use
> common formats for text information, we should be able to pick up that
> information--even if the way the screen reader speaks it sounds unusual.
> In fact, sometimes if you listen very carefully to a screen reader user
> talking, you can catch that we will pronounce words the same as our screen
> readers do--and we are not even aware of it.
> However, it might also be worthwhile to test the time element to see if it
> influences how a screen reader reads time information. While using a common
> time format for the text works--there is nothing wrong with using another
> method if it produces a better user experience.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On
> Behalf Of Mcmanus, Kristian A
> Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 1:51 PM
> To: Joy Relton < <EMAIL REMOVED> >; 'WebAIM Discussion List' <
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Time formatting
> 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,
> Rachel
> 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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