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Accessible Calendars

From: Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 09:09:33 +0930
Message-ID: <3E9DE9B5.3010707@kbc.net.au>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi All

I'd appreciate your thoughts on making calendars accessible.

In an old project of mine, I generated Web-based calendars (month view) 
using the Perl module HTML::CalendarMonthSimple.  This produces a 
table-based calendar.

I have been pondering whether a table is a suitable means of creating a 
calendar, or whether it should be an act of CSS wizardry...

As far as I can remember, the Perl module uses deprecated markup and 
certainly lacks any of the elements and attributes required to make the 
table accessible.  However, if a table *is* a suitable format for a 
calendar, I will quite happily re-engineer the Perl module to produce 
accessible output.



Matthew Smith
IT Consultant - KBC, South Australia
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