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Descriptions of citations

From: Brooke Dine <dine@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 11:49:55 -0400
Message-ID: <01ad01c0ff20$cfc34090$81140e82@STRATEGY>
To: "w3cwai" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi All:

Has anyone out there dealt with the accessibility of citations?  My site includes citations that are formatted according to official guidelines established by the publishing industry.  An example would be: 

IL-17 derived from juxta-articular bone and synovium contributes to joint degradation in rheumatoid arthritis
Martine Chabaud, Erik Lubberts, Leo Joosten, Wim van den Berg, and Pierre Miossec
Arthritis Res 2001, 3(3): 168177.

Is it safe to assume that a disabled user will understand that "Arthritis Res 2001, 3(3): 168177" represents the journal Arthritis Research, published in 2001, volume 3, issue 3, on pages 168-177, but an vision impaired person would have to know each of these since the screen reader would read the citation verbatim.  The audience for the site (http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov) is mainly the scientific community.  Any ideas/suggestions?

As always, thanks for your help!
Brooke Dine
Information Specialist
NCBI - National Library of Medicine  
Bethesda, MD 20892

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