All you WCAG nuts this is the place for you: how to make Drupal more accessible. Hints, tips, discussion and patch proposals.
I've scheduled a core conversation to discuss development work to improve Drupal's accessibility.
Day: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 5-5.30PM PST
ROOM: A105 - Pantheon
Here is the proposed itinerary:
- What have we accomplished?
- What does the team composition look like?
- What is being worked on? I.e. what are the major focuses?
- What do we hope to accomplish in this major version release?
I have been looking for CAPTCHA alternatives. The audio alternatives are nearly as bad for the visually impaired as the pictures are (if you don't believe me, listen to one at http://www.google.com/recaptcha/learnmore). One alternative that seems to have good potential is the honeypot method (http://www.midwesternmac.com/blogs/jeff-geerling/introducing-honeypot-fo...). Does anyone have any experience with this type of method when used with screen readers or other alternative browsers? Any input is appreciated.
I am Vincenzo Rubano (@falcon03). Since November I've been actively involved in Drupal core development giving feedback on existing accessibility issues, performing some accessibility reviews of proposed patches and opening accessibility issues.Read more
Thought this might be of interest to a few of you. Just a basic introduction to accessibility testing.
With the media module, image fields in D7 require the following changes to generate alt tags, which should be the default:
Please check - I hope that I am wrong: I have been waiting for them to fix it since am using the "Open Outreach" distribution http://drupal.org/project/openoutreach & bypassing the problem until fixed.
I tested both the 2.0-unstable and dev versions:
If you work with a government organization who has ever used an automated “508 testing” tool online, you know the pain: a screen full of alerts and the dreaded words: “200+ violations.” What do you do with that information? Is it code to fix or content to fix? Who can fix it? I wouldn’t know either, and accessibility is my full-time job.Read more
There has been a very good discussion going on in the issue queue of Accessible Content about the future of that module, as well as how it will relate to other initiatives to provide accessibility testing in Drupal.Read more
If some simple lessons could be produced on how to test for some common accessibility issues and posted to http://drupalladder.org it might garner more help in testing patches for accessibility.
Lately I have been doing color contrast testing for Drupal 8, and I've come across two examples that aren't as straight forward as text color on background color. I wanted to know in particular if there was already a standard for handling the instances described in these issues http://drupal.org/node/1858238 and http://drupal.org/node/1858206.
In issue 1858238, if both the text on button background, and button background on page background should pass the color contrast WCAG AA threshold.
In issue 1858206, what must pass when there is a gradient applied.
Drupal 7 Sites
http://cnib.ca - Internal Site
Just a quick community note about some momentum in projects that often times directly benefit the drupal edtech community.
LTI is moving along in the community it seems -- http://drupal.org/sandbox/jzornig/1809350
Epub would be an excellent format to support exports to which funnymonkey has some work into that I need to test -- http://drupal.org/project/epub_exportRead more
After I "pouted" on the twitters about wanting to help with accessibility and not being sure how to do so, @ezufelt sent me over here and and asked that I introduce myself and raise my hand to help.
So here I am.
My name is Dillon, I live in Evanston (just outside Chicago) and have been working w/ Drupal now for 2+ years. I have a passion for making things accessible and creating good experiences.
this month accessibility call gave me some inspiration...
Some time ago I was installing drupal 8 and I noticed some things that seem not so much accessible...
So, yesterday I installed again drupal and took some notes about the issues I discovered.
Now, I wonder what's the best way to report them in the issue cueue (I am a novice in drupal core development :-))?
Should I start a meta issue that links to related issues, so that we have a related issue for each problem?
And what component of core should I report issues against?
Thanks in advance for your help!
This wiki page is intended to compile a list of the priority pages or components of Drupal 8 that most need a formal accessibility evaluation before the release of Drupal 8. Edit this wiki page to add to the list. Add comments if you have different suggestions for how we compile an RFP, seek bids, and raise funds to have this evaluation completed.
November 16-18 is an exciting time to be in Toronto if you are interested in Drupal and Accessibility.
Drupal Accessibility Sprint Toronto -- #a11ySprintRead more
Call for Topics:
Please reply with suggested topics for our October Drupal Accessibility Skype Meeting. After a summer hiatus, there's a lot to discuss as Drupal 8 continues developing. Reply to suggest any topics.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
4pm UTC / 11am CDT
on Skype (contact m.gifford or brandonbowersox on Skype to be added to the group if this is your first time joining)
Anyone interested in working on Accessibility using Drupal is invited. This is a semi-regular event the Second Tuesday of the month.Read more