4670Re: [magnifiers] AT and custom settings
- Jun 8, 2008Julie Schiller wrote:
> The BBC is striving to create usable and accessible products to shareFor those who don't know, microformats are (roughly speaking) a way of
> its programmes and content with everyone. In an effort to bring new
> technologies to our sites and ensure a pleasant user experience we're
> considering introducing microformats.
annotating the code of webpages so that machine processors (such as web
browsers, browser add-ons, search engines, potentially assistive
technology) can extract the data on them.
For example, a webpage might have a client's contact details on it.
There's a microformat called hCard which the developer of the webpage
could use to annotate those contact details so that (for example) a
browser addon could allow you to drag and drop the contact details onto
your address book.
See http://microformats.org/ for more information.
You can read more about the BBC's specific efforts and some of their
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