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RE: Opinions on accessible time formatting

From: Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo <coordina@sidar.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 19:37:13 +0100
To: "'Mattes, Kurt X1'" <Kurt.X1.Mattes@chase.com>, <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, "'Andy Keyworth'" <akeyworth@tbase.com>, "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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I think that the most "accesible" is the international format: yyyy/mm/dd,
for example: 2014/11/07

This can be understood by any person in any language.

And for the hours the 24 hours format: 23:00

See the ISO 8601 "Data elements and interchange formats — Information
interchange — Representation of dates and times"


Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo
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Fundación Sidar - Acceso Universal
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-----Mensaje original-----
De: Mattes, Kurt X1 [mailto:Kurt.X1.Mattes@chase.com] 
Enviado el: viernes, 07 de noviembre de 2014 15:50
Para: chaals@yandex-team.ru; Andy Keyworth; 'WAI Interest Group'
Asunto: RE: Opinions on accessible time formatting

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

-----Original Message-----
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).


> Thank you,
> Andy Keyworth
> Senior Web Accessibility Specialist
> T-Base Communications
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