Abbreviation in dates should be indicated in courses


In LMS index or in course about page, the start date of the courses have the month in abbreviation. This should be indicated with the attribute <abbr>.

SC 3.1.4 Abbreviations

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I don't recommend the abbr attribute. However, I do recommend expanding the full month name wherever possible. While we expand the month name in course cards on, we do not expand them in Open EdX.

  • Expand full month name in course cards and course about pages on Open EdX.




Mark Sadecki
February 16, 2018, 8:33 PM

This issue has been archived and is either no longer applicable, related to a discontinued or unsupported feature, or has been overcome or otherwise satisfied by another event.

Mark Sadecki
June 5, 2017, 5:36 PM

the abbr element itself is not very accessible as it requires a mouse to get any value from. Screen readers do not expand or offer to expand, the value of the title attribute in abbr elements. I think a universal solution to this issue is to expand the full month wherever possible. I have checked and found that we are currently doing this in many locations since this ticket was opened. However, the date is NOT expanded in Open Edx course cards.

May 25, 2017, 10:07 PM

Could you review this? Thank you.

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Ari Rizzitano



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