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Re: Opinions on accessible time formatting

From: Olaf Drümmer <olaflist@callassoftware.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 16:40:56 +0100
Cc: Olaf Drümmer <olaflist@callassoftware.com>
Message-Id: <CB0D5F3D-E6D2-4D45-9656-0453F1867AD9@callassoftware.com>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Better yet, express time using 24 hours…. AM and PM should never have been invented…. ;-)


On 7 Nov 2014, at 16:23, John Topp <jtopp@criticalmass.com> wrote:

> Wouldn’t the periods be needed so that the screen reader doesn’t pronounce them as words?  Or better yet, use capitals? AM PM
> On Nov 7, 2014, at 9:59 AM, Andy Keyworth <akeyworth@tbase.com> wrote:
>> 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.
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