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

nfreear's picture

Please comment on this missing ALT attribute bug - oEmbed module

Hi Everyone,

I've just created this accessibility bug on the oEmbed filter for Drupal (D6 and D7),

I would welcome any comments and suggestion for improvements.

Many thanks,


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coderintherye's picture

Meet to discuss issues that didn't make it into D7 and are pushed to D8

Hi guys, I'd like to revive a meeting of the a11y folks to discuss issues that didn't make the cut for D7 so we can create some fresh D8 issues for them.

For instance, a short discussion with sun about came to the conclusion we should create two new issues out of that one based on webchick's b) and c) in #232.

There are other a11y issues that got pushed back to D8. What is our strategy going to be? Please add up links to other issues we should discuss.

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bowersox's picture

D7 A11y Contributors

A roll call of the 395 amazing people who contributed in the issue queue to make accessibility-related improvements to Drupal 7 core. The list is sorted by the number of posts each person made in the queue, either filing an issue, writing a patch, testing, suggesting an approach or committing.

mgifford 1383
Everett Zufelt 1021
Jeff Burnz 412

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bowersox's picture

DrupalCon Chicago AT BoF/Booth

I'd like to run with the idea for allowing conference-goers to try out assistive technology at DrupalCon Chicago.

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Drupal 7 Accessibility Announcement

For people who are interested in more details about Drupal 7 accessibility, I suggest that we should post an accessibility announcement in conjunction with the release of 7. I've suggested a sample below for discussion purposes. This is a wiki page, so feel free to edit. The group of accessibility contributors accomplished so much that it seems like cause for announcement, celebration, and looking ahead. -Brandon

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webchick's picture

Help write the D7 release announcement blurb on Accessibility has a copy of the D7 release announcement. We need some help on the accessibility blurb. Could someone please comment with a suggestion at ?

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KeithH's picture

Article Accessibility Testing Request

I posted an article on my testing Drupal site, and wanted to know what you folks think about it.
Posted the link on IRC, but also thought I'd post it here for convenience reasons. All comments to the article may be submitted on the article page.
Also feel free to comment directly here as well.
The link to the article itself is provided below:

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Everett Zufelt's picture

Drupalcon Chicago session proposals

I'm wondering if anyone is planning on proposing a session for Drupalcon Chicago. I was hoping that we could work together as a group to plan a set of excellent and complimentary accessibility sessions.

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KeithH's picture

An overview of navigating drupal with a screenreader

Hi all! There was some recently interest in the #drupal channel on Freenode by a few folks about how accessible was the interface for navigating drupal7?
Well, to that end, I've created an audio tutorial.
I didn't go into too much detail, but hear are the links.
The ogg vorbis format if you wish to download that is at:
And the MP3 format is available at:

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Everett Zufelt's picture

User Interface Options module

In a recent issue, [#936926-62: Update color scheme for status-based issue tables and issue link filter], the question of allowing users the option to customize UI preferences was raised. This is not the first time that this question has come up. In fact in Drupal 7 we have at least two UI options for accessibility, the ability to show row weights on table drag, and the ability to disable the Overlay.

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Everett Zufelt's picture

Drupal accessibility on Web Axe podcast episode 85

I was happy to be invited as a guest of the Web Axe podcast to discuss Drupal 7 accessibility. For those who are unfamiliar, Web Axe is a podcast focusing on practical web design accessibility. You can find the episode on the Web Axe site:

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Drupal 7 Usability Tasks to test

Hi All,

I am trying to come up with a listing of Drupal 7 tasks by end users than we can test for accessibility. I have included some tasks below to get the ball rolling, feel free to add your tasks. I'm not sure if this was done already, but the plan is to come up with some tasks, and then test them against actual users with disabilities and see what improvements can be made.

The tasks are:

  • Creating a user account
  • Requesting a new password
  • Changing your password
  • Posting a comment
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Jeff Burnz's picture

Looking for reviewers for Adaptivetheme for Drupal 7

Hi peeps - I'm looking for anyone who might stick their hand up and volunteer to help review the Drupal 7 version of Adaptivetheme - I really want this to be the most accessible version of the theme ever and I need some help and feedback from real users.

There are a couple of areas I need to hone in on:

  1. Structure (sectioning and headings).
  2. Custom theme settings forms.
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mgifford's picture

Adding Strings for Translation for Accessibility

There are a number of places where for accessibility in D7 we still need to add strings to fields in core. There are still quite a few missing labels for fields in and this is very important so that individuals using screen readers have an opportunity to understand what the field represents. We want to do this however in a way which doesn't loading a tonne more work on translators.

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NonProfit's picture

Assistive Hardware

Hello, this issue is not Drupal-specific, please excuse if it is misplaced. Today my wife met a programmer who has suffered a right hemisphere stroke resulting in permanent paralysis of his left arm. He expressed difficulty he was having vocationally due to his injury. Does anyone know of assistive hardware (or other resources) that I could point this person to? Thanks! -NP

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bowersox's picture

Maintainers versus Architects

Many people are familiar with the concept of "maintainers" of certain Drupal components or modules.

But does our community have any way to recognize the "architects" who help plan the next advancements?

For Drupal 8 we could use "architecting" in many areas:

  • Form API changes to support fieldsets (eg dates), more label options, accessible form error messages
  • Applying ARIA consistently throughout the interface
  • Overlay
  • Theme updates
  • What else do you suggest?
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bowersox's picture

October IRC meeting Tues. 10/5 2pm ET

2010-10-05 14:00 - 15:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
User group meeting

Tuesday join us on the #drupal-accessibility IRC Group.

We'll review progress on D7 and coordinate our next steps.

In the past we've had detailed agendas, but lately the meeting has been more informal. Feel free to reply if you think there are specific topics you want to work on. Otherwise we'll meet up and chat about our current efforts.

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TomDude48's picture

Readability module launched

mgifford suggested (thanks for the suggestion) I post here about the Readability module. It grades the readability of content using the five standard automated readability tests:

  • Flesch Kincaid
  • Gunning Fog Score
  • Coleman Liau Index
  • SMOG Index
  • Automated Readability Index
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Creating Accessible Websites in Drupal: Documentation We Need

Drupal's documentation needs a page (or set of pages) that explains how you go from installing Drupal to having an accessible website. This is not intended to explain what accessibility is — we'll have another page that does that. The idea is to give developers the quickest, shortest route possible to an accessible site.

If folks want to make an accessible Drupal site, what is the route that they should choose, starting with Drupal 7.

So let's start throwing some information together in this wiki. Don't worry about polish — that can come later.

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mgifford's picture

Several Podcasts Bringing up Drupal

I thought it was worth noting that there are several folks in the accessibility community who are taking notice of the work that is being done with improving Drupal's accessibility. I wanted to mention a couple that I just ran into today (even though they are in some cases months old).

The WebAxe podcast #82 mentions the work we're doing here, especially with Drupal 7.

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