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RE: Opinions on accessible time formatting

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20:42:36 -0800
To: "'Felix Miata'" <mrmazda@earthlink.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-id: <026001cffb0e$6e60b820$4b222860$@ca>
Felix Miata wrote:
>
> Most "Americans" do know a normal day is comprised of 24 hours. Those
> who use computers should be assumed to be smart enough to look up
> something they see on the internet but don't understand. Those who
> haven't already been exposed to 24 hours clocks in schools or elsewhere
> are a dying breed. It's high time everybody, American or not, learned
> the substance of iso 8601, embracing logical and readily sortable order
> in date and time strings, and stopped perpetuating illogical little and
> mixed-endian date and time confusion escaping their own sub-global
> existence.

Just a gentle reminder to folks that one of the user-groups we advocate for
are those with cognitive disabilities. I am quite troubled to hear such
strident "they must change" language - what if they can't?

JF
Received on Saturday, 8 November 2014 04:43:28 UTC

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