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RE: Opinions on accessible time formatting

From: Mattes, Kurt X1 <Kurt.X1.Mattes@chase.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 14:50:23 +0000
To: "chaals@yandex-team.ru" <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, Andy Keyworth <akeyworth@tbase.com>, "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <19308F86CE22B44AB0CD9E74B1B03BAA368743E4@SBECMX013.exchad.jpmchase.net>
Agree with Chaals and only add that consistency in the way it is presented is an important part of comprehending any information that is commonly presented in various ways. 

Kurt Mattes 
VP - Electronic Communications Accessibility Team | JPMorgan Chase & Company

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From: chaals@yandex-team.ru [mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru] 
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2014 7:00 AM
To: Andy Keyworth; 'WAI Interest Group'
Subject: Re: Opinions on accessible time formatting

OK, I'll bite

04.11.2014, 16:12, "Andy Keyworth" <akeyworth@tbase.com>:
> Hi,
> I'm hoping I can get some advice on how expressions of time can be 
> accessibly formatted on web pages.
> For example, is 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. considered (generally) 
> acceptable, or would 11:00 am or 2:00 pm (without periods between 
> letters) be preferable? Is another format better?

As far as I know, these are pretty much equal in reality.

(Note that date formats are different. You do a lot better for most people using DD Month YYYY, e.g. 12 November 2014 than any shorthand. But I doubt that is news).


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> Andy Keyworth
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> T-Base Communications
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