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

Ele7en's picture

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

2016-02-03 16:00 - 17:00 Europe/London
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.

Read more
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?

Read more
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.

Read more
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?

Read more
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!

Read more
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").

Read more
mgifford's picture

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

2015-06-16 15:00 - 16:00 America/Toronto
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:

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.

Read more
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,

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

Read more
tofumidget's picture

Accessibility of sticky menus


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?



Read more
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.

Read more
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 ( but I do not see this for Drupal.


Read more
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

Read more
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

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.

Read more

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

Read more
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.

Read more
BBC's picture

Resources/Examples of accessible views filters + AJAX?

Hi all. Am looking for resources related to making Views filters accessible when they are exposed in a block and where AJAX is enabled.

Are there any examples or how-to resources out there that document what it takes to modify the default views templates to enable aria-live etc. in a way that would allow these features to be turned on and meet WCAG?

I saw a couple of related issues about D8, but am looking specifically for a technique that might be usable on a present-day D7 project.


Read more
jessebeach's picture

Let's focus down on automated accessibility testing; working with the Dutch to make it happen

I mentioned in the recap of the Green by 2014 initiative that I've been working to organize a follow-on effort to continue building our automated accessibility testing tools. I just published the announcement at the following URL.

Here's the title and sub-title:

"Open-source accessibility testing for the modern web"

"Collaborating to improve Quail, an open-source web accessibility testing tool that will integrate with existing continuous integration processes and developer toolchains."

Read more
jessebeach's picture

The Green by 2014 Initiative wrap up discussion

I had a lofty goal: to get us down to zero test failures on the daily run of Accessibility module against Drupal 8 core.

I knew in my heart that this was an extremely unlikely goal to reach. We faced many obstacles including:

  • A broken TestSwarm module for Drupal 8 that prevented our daily test from running.
  • A inadequately documented set up process for the Accessibility module, the TestSwarm module and the Quail library.
  • A well curated list of issues to work on.
Read more
wggty's picture

Drupal vs. Wordpress re: Accessibility

Hi All, I'm a total newbie to the group but hoping for a bit of help.

I volunteer with a great non-profit integrated dance organization here in Canada where people with and without disabilities come together to create and perform.

We're looking at a complete website overhaul in the new year and need to choose a CMS. An acquaintance of the organization is most familiar with (and suggesting) Drupal due to accessibility for people with disabilities.

Read more
jessebeach's picture

The International Day of People with Disabilities and Drupal

Drupal 8 will meet higher standards of access than our previous releases. As developers and site builders, we continue to incorporate new techniques and tech access technologies into Drupal.

For the International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPwD) on December 3rd, 2013, let’s celebrate some of the individuals who have helped us achieve these improvement. This list is by no means exhaustive and many more individuals have contributed code, testing and documentation than are listed below.

Read more
Subscribe with RSS Syndicate content


Group events

Add to calendar

Group notifications

This group offers an RSS feed. Or subscribe to these personalized, sitewide feeds:

Hot content this week