Re: [WSG] Question about presenting numeric percentages and accessibility.

2008-10-15 Thread Todd Budnikas

i would use the unicode entity for fractions:
http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/bylanguage/mathchart.html#fractions

so, 2/3 would be pcolour #8532; of natural.../p




Hi all,
Just a quick question. I'm writing up a website for a simple brochure
site, and the copy I'm provided with refers to something 1/3 of
total or colour 2/3 of natural and so on. And it just occured to
me, would Number Slash Number (ie; 1/2) cause any issue in regards
accessibility, be it screen readers or poor reading or math skills
(the correct term for this alludes me for the moment, I'm thinking
dyslexia, but not sure that correctly accounts for all potential
users). As such I wondered if the abbr tag might be appropriate, or
if anyone has a better, more suitable sugestion?
Many thanks,
John Unsworth.



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Re: [WSG] Question about presenting numeric percentages and accessibility.

2008-10-15 Thread Henrik Madsen


What about writing it out: one-third, two-thirds, half?



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On 16/10/2008, at 10:01 AM, John Unsworth wrote:


Hi all,
Just a quick question. I'm writing up a website for a simple brochure
site, and the copy I'm provided with refers to something 1/3 of
total or colour 2/3 of natural and so on. And it just occured to
me, would Number Slash Number (ie; 1/2) cause any issue in regards
accessibility, be it screen readers or poor reading or math skills
(the correct term for this alludes me for the moment, I'm thinking
dyslexia, but not sure that correctly accounts for all potential
users). As such I wondered if the abbr tag might be appropriate, or
if anyone has a better, more suitable sugestion?
Many thanks,
John Unsworth.


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Re: [WSG] Question about presenting numeric percentages and accessibility.

2008-10-15 Thread Nikita The Spider The Spider
On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 10:01 PM, John Unsworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hi all,
 Just a quick question. I'm writing up a website for a simple brochure
 site, and the copy I'm provided with refers to something 1/3 of
 total or colour 2/3 of natural and so on. And it just occured to
 me, would Number Slash Number (ie; 1/2) cause any issue in regards
 accessibility, be it screen readers or poor reading or math skills
 (the correct term for this alludes me for the moment, I'm thinking
 dyslexia, but not sure that correctly accounts for all potential
 users). As such I wondered if the abbr tag might be appropriate, or
 if anyone has a better, more suitable sugestion?

Why not enter the Unicode fraction characters directly? It's not easy
to enter them from they keyboard, so what I usually do is enter them
as references (e.g. frac34; or #8532; as Todd B. suggested) and then
copy  paste them from the browser window into my text editor. It
makes the source HTML much easier to read.

Here's an example. The section called Encodings has a 2/3 in it, and
there's some other fractions floating around in there too:
http://NikitaTheSpider.com/articles/ByTheNumbers/fall2008.html

HTH

-- 
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Re: [WSG] Question about presenting numeric percentages and accessibility.

2008-10-15 Thread Jon Warner




Could you use spans or divs (inline) to add title/other descriptive
tags? I'm planning a voluntary site for a day nursery and am looking to
make it perfect, as a portfolio piece but as a learning platform also.
In other words I'd appreciate others more experienced opinions.

Regards

Jon

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Hi all,
Just a quick question. I'm writing up a website for a simple brochure
site, and the copy I'm provided with refers to "something 1/3 of
total" or "colour 2/3 of natural" and so on. And it just occured to
me, would Number Slash Number (ie; 1/2) cause any issue in regards
accessibility, be it screen readers or poor reading or math skills
(the correct term for this alludes me for the moment, I'm thinking
dyslexia, but not sure that correctly accounts for all potential
users). As such I wondered if the abbr tag might be
appropriate, or
if anyone has a better, more suitable sugestion?
Many thanks,
John Unsworth.


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