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

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

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.

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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,

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

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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?



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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 ( but I do not see this for Drupal.


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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

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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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.


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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."

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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.
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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.

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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.

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jessebeach's picture

Half way through the Green by 2014 initiative

We have 4 more weeks to get our automated testing suite, QUAIL and the Accessibility module, working and down to zero test failures.

Contributing to the Green by 2014 effort most critically needs assistance fixing the Testswarm module so that our automated (QUAIL) tests will run again on a daily basis.

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jessebeach's picture

This week in the Green by 2014 automated accessibility testing effort

This is a short update for the Green by 2014 effort to establish an automated accessibility testing suite for Drupal.

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Shyamala's picture

Drupal Accessibility triage meeting #4

2013-10-28 02:45 - 03:45 UTC
Event type: 
User group meeting

Drupal Accessibility triage meeting to action the results of the Minnesota evaluation is Scheduled.

The meeting will be held over skype on:
28th October
San Fransisco 7:45pm
EST 10:45pm
2nd September
India 8:15am
Convert to your time zone!

The meeting will be on Skype. Please share your skype id at rajaram(dot)shyamala(at)gmail(dot)com or share it with me on IRC drupal-accessibility.

Review the results of the Minnesota evaluation at

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kevee's picture

Accessibility module update

My plan to do weekly updates about the Accessibility module was quickly derailed by an injury, but I'm slowly getting back on the saddle and off pain meds, and wanted to let everyone know what's been going on the past few weeks.

First, the Drupal 8 branch of the module is now in feature parity with the Drupal 7 module. This means that we are well on our way of having a full release by the time Drupal 8 comes out. Because of better entity APIs and WYSIWYG in core, the 8 branch is 1/3 lighter than the 7.x branch.

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