The project I am currently involved with at work has several paging widgets i.e. for image slideshows, search results, etc. that contain summary information such as “Showing 1/8”.

So how can this information be marked up in HTML in an accessible manner?

Well, I cannot remember where I got the inspiration for this from - if I remember I will post an update - but here is the HTML that I decided to use:

<span class="summary">
    Showing 1<abbr title="out of a total of">/</abbr>8

Pretty nifty eh?

Please let me know what you think.