Checkpoint 4.2 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 requires that content developers specify an expansion of each abbreviation or acronym in a document where it first occurs. In the HTML techniques, they suggest that
acronym are used along with the
title attribute to indicate the expansion.
This Firefox extension provides a glossary of terms based on the abbreviations and acronyms in a document.
Author: Gez Lemon
I've written a Firefox extension (they're addictive) to produce a glossary of terms, based on any abbreviations and acronyms defined in the markup. It's ideal for people who may not be familiar with the jargon used in a document, but obviously requires that the content author has marked up abbreviations and acronyms with
acronym respectively. The glossary of terms is toggled on and off, and displayed at the end of the document so that they can be printed along with the document. To illustrate the extension, I've included a list of abbreviations and acronyms on this page for testing.
Category: Mozilla/Firefox Extensions.