Accessibility

All you WCAG nuts this is the place for you: how to make Drupal more accessible. Hints, tips, discussion and patch proposals.

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In-place configuration for Drupal - Inside-out approach

Hi Usability Group members !

I wish to get your help regarding a contrib project (and potentially a DDD Milan presentation).

Context:
I wish to explore what Dries usually calls Outside-In approach (I tend to rather like in-place administration as a name but OK!).

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emarchak's picture

Afterthought No More: Tools and Techniques for Accessible Drupal 8 Themes

Start: 
2016-05-09 09:00 - 17:00 America/Chicago
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Training (free or commercial)

Course description

Accessibility was once the bane of a developer's existence— left as a final "nice to have, but not essential" item on a checklist that required a great deal of effort and money to implement. But not anymore.

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btopro's picture

A11y toolkit module

Just wanted to blast it here as well that I made an accessibility toolkit module which provides a block to help provide ways of improving your site for different visual impairments; most resolving around dyslexia (like a font that makes it easier to read). We also store the setting in a cookie and in the future will do this on the serverside so it doesn't have to reload each time (as the screencast currently shows).

Support, feedback and improvement suggestions always welcome: https://drupal.psu.edu/blog/post/a11y-accessibility-toolkit-module

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maryannking's picture

2016 Twin Cities Drupal Camp Annoucement - Save the Date!

Start: 
2016-06-23 (All day) - 2016-06-26 (All day) America/Chicago
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Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

Join us for one of the best attended and best loved Drupal Camps in America.

This annual three-day camp is aimed at Beginner, Intermediate and Expert Level Drupal users, and organizations that rely on Drupal. You can expect a complete program that includes free training, informative sessions, inspiring keynotes, social events, BOFs, sprints, networking, usability testing and more.

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jlincct's picture

How we, as a vender, help clients to do the accessibility remediation on their sites?

If clients have multiple Drupal sites running for a while already, we as a vender want ot help clients to do the accessibility remediation on their sites.

What's the best way to do it without affecting their existing custom modules and themes?

The items include adding roles, modifying their sliders, menus, and some of them heavily use Drupal panels, views, and mega-menu...

Should we create our own custom module and sub-theme and implement following hooks to do the accessibility remediations?

hook_entity_info_alter()

hook_preprocess_node()

hook_views_default_views_alter()

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Ele7en's picture

[Webinar] Drupal 8 Accessibility: What We Didn't Get in Core (Yet!)

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2016-02-03 16:00 - 17:00 Europe/London
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Training (free or commercial)

We accomplished a great deal with Drupal 7’s accessibility when it was released in 2011. In Drupal 8, the community built on this and added broader support for ARIA & ATAG, two W3C standards which were not stable in 2011. D8 has also seen many enhancements for keyboard only users, low vision users and people who are colour blind. Drupal stands as the most accessible CMS available, but there is a great deal still to be done.

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sdelorey's picture

Null value for Alt text

I am using Adaptive theme to make many websites, and despite it being possible to create an alt field for all of my images I am unsure of what to do with a decorative image that should display the alt text of "".

If I leave the alt text field empty, the result is alt=

If I add "" to the alt text field, the result is alt=""""

Does anyone know of a good solution for this issue?

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mgifford's picture

The International Day of People with Disabilities - Dec 3, 2015

The annual International Day of People with Disabilities is coming up in December.

It would be nice to do something big this year in the Drupal community.

We've come a long ways with Drupal 8, and it would be nice to highlight all that we've done to make this the accessible CMS to beat.

If folks have ideas of ways to promote accessibility & Drupal, let's discuss them here. We've got a bit of time till December 3rd.

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donnaador's picture

Anyone certify the Drupal Platform for 508?

Found this discussion and following-up to see if you were able to certify Drupal 7 core for 508 as a CMS platform? Also looking for strategy as to how you kept it certified with core updates and contributed modules and their updates?

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Shyamala's picture

Accessibility and Google reCaptcha

No Captcha is truly Accessible is the constant feedback. But looking at reCaptcha V 2.0 where Google actually throws up images/audio only when, on mouse actions it detects that the it is not a user and Also the image option has an audio captcha option, I thought that Google reCaptcha was an accessible solution.

How do we validate it is WCAG compliant? Any documentation to say reCAPTCHA Version 2.0 is WCAG compliant? There is a note on the reCAPTCHA home page which talks about Accessibility, but there is no direct compliance indicated!

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jwilson3's picture

Drupal 7 accessible pager

I'm currently working on a university project that wants to improve their #a11y support on their library website.

One of the main concerns found is that the site is chock full of one-word links like "view all" "read more" etc, that are totally impossible to interpret when taken out of context. (WCAG 2.0, section 2.4.9)

One really good example of poor accessibility support is the Drupal 7 pager. Links in the pager read by a screen reader, when taken out of context, lose all meaning (E.g. "one" "two" "three" "next" "last").

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mgifford's picture

Drupal Association Presents: Leveraging Drupal 8 to Make Your Site Wickedly Accessible

Start: 
2015-06-16 15:00 - 16:00 America/Toronto
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

If you're interested in learning about Drupal 8 and what accessibility tools we've built into it, Register for the webinar now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2600404738422857217

I'll be leading this Drupal Association presentation and will be going through some of the great improvements in Drupal 8 that you will want to know about when you start upgrading your modules/themes.

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Cliff's picture

Interested in developing an accessibility testing module?

Karl Groves, who has developed a highly useful automated accessibility evaluation tool, is looking for a Drupal developer who can build a plugin for that tool, tenon.io.

Where Karl said "plugin," I am sure he means "custom module." So if module development is your thing and you would like to help more Drupal sites become more accessible, send an email to karl@tenon.io.

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tofumidget's picture

Accessibility of sticky menus

Hello!

I'm crowdsourcing a question from a colleague: Do any accessibility pros have opinions on the use and accessibility of sticky menus, particularly with regard to mobile? Any good articles or opinion pieces I can send this person?

Thanks!

---Jess

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Cliff's picture

What should novices know about Drupal and accessibility?

I'm trying to develop a presentation about accessibility and Drupal. The idea, posed to me by Mike Gifford (mgifford), is that it should be a basic presentation that many different people could give give at various conferences—Web camps, Drupal camps, geekouts, whatever.

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skessler's picture

Best Accessible Audio Player

I am looking for the best accessible audio player that is available for Drupal. I have looked at a couple and none of them appear to be that good. I found a native HTML 5 player that tests well (http://terrillthompson.com/ableplayer/test0.html) but I do not see this for Drupal.

Thanks,
Steve

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tarun_nagpal's picture

Apache Engine start Error on Xampp

Hello All,

      I am facing a simple and strange error in my localhost (Xampp). When i try to start the apache engine i got the follwing error message.

Error Message:

3:02:22 PM [Apache] Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.
3:02:22 PM [Apache] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
3:02:22 PM [Apache] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
3:02:22 PM [Apache] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
3:02:22 PM [Apache] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues

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mgifford's picture

Online Accessibility Training Crowd Campaign

As much as I believe in fixing accessibility problems at the source, we still need more contributors who have a better understanding in web accessibility.

This is a great crowd funding campaign organized by the great folks at http://knowbility.org

Accessibility training should be intensive, and this team has the experience of delivering great trainings through AccessU but can broaden their impact if it is able to be done online.

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DrupalCon Austin Accessibility

This is a general wiki to discuss things related to Drupal's accessibility during DrupalCon (and related sprints).

What Are We Doing?

Presentation on Accessibility

The Accessible Experience: Designing for Everyone, by dcmouyard
Wednesday · 10:45-11:45
Room 19 - Lullabot | 4th floor

BoF Session

Drupal 8 Accessibility
Wednesday · 03:45-04:45
Room 8A - JustDigital | 3rd floor

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mgifford's picture

User Facing Accessibility Improvements in Core (Part 1 of D8 A11y Update)

Drupal 7 still remains the most accessible open source CMS available. The changes that the community began implementing in 2008 to improve accessibility for the entire user interface (public, content editor, administrator and developer) has still not been matched by any other piece of web software (open source or proprietary). By focusing accessibility efforts on improving Core, we are able to fix accessibility problems by default regardless of what themes, or extensions are used in any given implementation.

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