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RE: Calendar markup - review please?

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 07:43:15 -0500
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B290389@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Marjolein Katsma" <hgnje001@sneakemail.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

There are examples of markup for simple and complex data tables at
http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility/resource/how_to/. Each
"how-to" page includes a working example, a link to the source code, an
audio recording of JAWS reading the example, and a text transcript of
what JAWS says. There's also a link to the relevant WCAG 1.0 and Section
508 requirements.

Hope this is helpful.

"Good design is accessible design." 
John Slatin, Ph.D.
Director, Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin
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Austin, TX 78712
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web http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility/


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Marjolein Katsma
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:48 am
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Calendar markup - review please?

At 12:22 2004-10-28, Martin Stehle wrote:
>Hello Marjolein,
> > Feedback?
>Sorry for the stupid question, but did you read the useful articles 
>under http://www.google.com/search?q=accessible+tables ?

Apart from the applicable standards I have read tons of articles about 
accessibility markup for tables. And I've been doing that for a number
years already. I can't claim to have read them all, of course - I'd 
probably still be reading instead of actually producing code. <grin>

More to the point, perhaps - do you see any evidence that I have
relevant information in such articles that I should have applied in
up a calendar?

>If you want to hear your markup try the demo version of JAWS at 

I am fully aware that JAWS, just like various other screen readers and
has various modes and configuration options. What I do not know, however
and could not learn from using a demo version myself - is how a *user*
such software would in practice use the tool to navigate my site, or a 
calendar in particular.

I'm asking for feedback precisely to find out the things that I could
easily discover myself.

>And to safe work on code which is not supported by assistive 
>technologies have a look on 
>http://www.juicystudio.com/assistivedeviceschart.asp at "tables".

I looked at that page but found that for none of the tools outlined is 
there any information on how 'scope', 'headings'  and 'axis' attributes 
would be (or could be! depending on configuration) handled. A nice
overview, but not helpful at all in this particular case.

How would *you* mark up a calendar?


Marjolein Katsma
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Received on Thursday, 28 October 2004 12:43:16 UTC

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