All you WCAG nuts this is the place for you: how to make Drupal more accessible. Hints, tips, discussion and patch proposals.
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:
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.Read more
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:Read more
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
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:
- Structure (sectioning and headings).
- Custom theme settings forms.
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.Read more
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! -NPRead more
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
- Theme updates
- What else do you suggest?
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Apologies in advance for this crossposting to 11 groups. I recently started an issue to help us get to know each other better: Add field for "Memberships in Associations, Societies, and Other Professional Organizations" to User Profile. The initial response was, "Don't see why not, but let's hear more support before we do." So this is an appeal to read the issue and consider giving it your support.Read more
I reciew this error info despite that I have installed Accessible content module and placed the quail directory as I should or..?
Accessible content module requires the Quail library. Please download and from http://code.google.com/p/quail-lib and place the "quail" directory in the accessible_content director
I downloaded the Quail-lib, expand the compressed file and got a directory quail-lib-0.3.8 containing a nother directory also named quail-lib-0.3.8 containing three directories: example, quail and tests, and also two files (readme.txt and Licens.txt)Read more
Join the #drupal-accessibility IRC Group now and meet with us on Tuesday, September 7th.
We'll review our progress on the #D7AX pledge, announce what is up for DrupalCon-Copenhagen, talk about our commits and the work that remains to be done for Drupal 7, and then develop our plans for Drupal 8.
If you missed August's meeting, read the logs to find out what we got done then.Read more
Join the #drupal-accessibility IRC Group now and join us on Tuesday, August 3rd.
The agenda will include:
- Agenda Review
- Accessibility statement status
- #D7AX pledge progress
- Drupal 7 remaining accessibility items
- Drupal 8 approaches and collaboration
- Next Meeting
For most of the new D7 book that I'm working on I'll be using Bartik for screen shots. The theming chapter will include instructions on how to re-colour Bartik and Garland as well as give some good alternate themes. There will be little (if any) information on how to manipulate .tpl.php files. This is a pointy-clicky site building beginner book. (Yes, Front End Drupal will be updated for v7 next year.)Read more
I'm in the mad dash to the finish on my new book, "Drupal: A User's Guide." I have an entire chapter dedicated to accessibility. I'm an author so I like to pretend it's a pretty awesome chapter (it helps me sleep at night). I could really use a second or fourth set of eyes on the content though. The book is D7 and the chapter includes information on WCAG 1/2, Section 508 compliance. If you have some time this weekend to review the chapter I would be very appreciative.Read more