Accessibility

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

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:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2433426/An%20overview%20of%20Drupal7-with-a-scre...
And the MP3 format is available at:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2433426/An%20overview%20of%20Drupal7-with-a-scre...

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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:

http://webaxe.blogspot.com/2010/10/podcast-85-drupal-7-accessibility.html

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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

Start: 
2010-10-05 14:00 - 15:00 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
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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Cliff's picture

Need a +1 or twelve for a simple issue: Add an "Associations" field to our d.o profiles

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.

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WhiplashInfo's picture

Can't get Quail-lib function...

Hi,
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)

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kevee's picture

Text Resize: A Discussion

This is a reaction to NonProfit's awesome and most useful post on modules pertaining to accessibility. Wiki pages don't have comments, so I thought we could track discussion here.

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Drupal Modules that Improve Accessibility

A list of modules that you can use to enhance the accessibility of your Drupal site. If you know of other Drupal modules that enhance accessibility, please add them to this list. There's an overview also here http://drupal.org/node/394252

This information is current as of 4th July 2016.

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mgifford's picture

September IRC Meeting 9/7 2pm ET

Start: 
2010-09-07 02:00 - 03:00 America/Montreal
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

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.

For the latest agenda, read the full version of this item. To add an item to this agenda, either comment below or contact one of our group organizers — Cliff, mgifford, or brandonojc.

If you missed August's meeting, read the logs to find out what we got done then.

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bowersox's picture

August IRC Meeting 8/3 2pmET

Start: 
2010-08-03 14:00 - 15:30 America/Montreal
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join the #drupal-accessibility IRC Group now and join us on Tuesday, August 3rd.

The agenda will include:

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emmajane's picture

Accessible theme suggestions needed

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.)

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