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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2016 Twin Cities Drupal Camp - 2 days left to register

Two days until Drupal Camp: June 23 - June 26. Registration for all four days of camp is just $45. Time is running out so Register today! (And, after you register be sure to sign up for training. Unlike many other camps, our trainings are free -- but space is limited, so don't wait)

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Only one week left until Twin Cities Drupal Camp

Only one week until Drupal Camp: June 23 - June 26. Again, registration for all four days of camp is just $45. Register today! (And, after you register be sure to sign up for training. Unlike many other camps, our trainings are free -- but space is limited, so don't wait)

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Announcing Release of 2016 TC Drupal Camp Program & Schedule

This year's Drupal Camp is June 23 - June 26. What are you waiting for? Immerse yourself in Drupal and level up your skills. We offer four days of training and sessions by nationally known trainers and speakers, a great celebration, and Drupal code sprints. Registration for all four days of camp is just $45. Register today! (And, after you register be sure to sign up for training.)

Intimidated by web? Don't be.

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maryannking's picture

Last Day for early bird registration!!!!!

LAST DAY FOR Early Bird Registration for Twin Cities Drupal Camp 2016 (June 23rd – 26th). It ends TODAY, May 20, 2016

The biggest local Drupal event of the year is coming up fast, and it will have something for everyone. Four chock-full days of training, sessions and keynotes by nationally known trainers and speakers, famously fun social events, Drupal code sprints, and much more. Whether you are a Drupal expert, intermediate, a keen novice or just curious, we will have something for you.

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andrewmacpherson's picture

Future directions for Drupal Accessibility in D8 and D9

A few weeks ago Mike Gifford reached out to me to ask if I would consider joining the team of accessibility maintainers for Drupal core... and after giving it some thought I said YES! I'm really stoked about being asked - I've been bouncing around my home a LOT since Mike asked me. There currently an open issue to update MAINTAINERS.txt.

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Shyamala's picture

National Virtual Library of India

The Indian Ministry of Culture has initiated a project to digitise India's libraries and make the content available online. The initiative is called the National Virtual Library of India (http://www.nmlindia.nic.in/pages/display/38-national-virtual-library-of-india-(nvli)) and is is a massive project being executed under the guidance of IIT Mumbai. My Company, UniMity Solutions, along with a few others who are in the Drupal space in India have been selected to build the initial prototype.

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Registration for Twin Cities Drupal Camp 2016 (June 23rd – 26th) is open!

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

Registration for Twin Cities Drupal Camp 2016 (June 23rd – 26th) is open!
Sign up today to get early-bird pricing before it’s gone.

The biggest local Drupal event of the year is coming up fast, and it will have something for everyone. Four chock-full days of training, sessions and keynotes by nationally known trainers and speakers, famously fun social events, Drupal code sprints, and much more. Whether you are a Drupal expert, intermediate, a keen novice or just curious, we will have something for you.

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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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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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Event type: 
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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2016 Twin Cities Drupal Camp Annoucement - Save the Date!

Start: 
2016-06-23 (All day) - 2016-06-26 (All day) America/Chicago
Event type: 
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 help clients to do the remediation?

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

Thanks.

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Ele7en's picture

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

Start: 
2016-02-03 16:00 - 17:00 Europe/London
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Event type: 
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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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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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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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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Event type: 
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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