Accessibility

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

Dublin Drupaller's picture

Irish county codes for forms and autocomplete functionality

I Just submitted a patch for the Drupal eCommerce which included a localisation patch for Irish counties - so autocomplete forms work when a customer from the Island of Ireland is selecting their county (state).

This is by no means an official list. It's a list I compiled myself using the county codes from car registration plates as the basis.

If anyone knows of an official county code list for Ireland, please post a reply up here.

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Joshue's picture

Using blocks in Drupal 6.3 via the keyboard

This issue cropped up recently (I am not sure if it has been discussed elsewhere or even resolved). If it has please let me know. With the advent of version 6 a couple of my vision impaired friends have told me they find it much more difficult to use blocks in version 6. This has resulted in some of them going back to using version 5.*. This issue concerns the keyboard accessibility of blocks. i believe there has been a move towards a "drag and drop" model with blocks when re-ordering page content.

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Drupal development across India

Hello there,
If you or your organization is developing in Drupal, please list yourself here. The aim of this post is to prepare a list of the organizations which are working on Drupal CMS. Thus if we want to organize a major event like Drupalcon in India in future, it helps us a lot to co-ordinate between all the organizations developing in Drupal.

Thank you.
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How about organizing 'Drupalindia -0x' (x--year, of course!)
start listing yourself here, below this.
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jdwalling's picture

Views Filters with Exposed Select Lists

Views Filters with Exposed Select Lists

Problem: Long lists in exposed filters require control key + multi-selects which are subject to keyboard errors.

Solution: Convert select lists to scrolled check box items for specific filters (not globally)

Some Possible Approaches:
irc:drupal-support 6/30/2008
[18:30] http://drupal.org/project/views_checkboxes
[18:31] I've tried this using phptemplate_form_alter in my template.php
[18:31] http://drupal.org/node/138374#comment-545078

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Lex van Sonderen's picture

Drupal Consultant / Evangelist / Guru - no coding | Proteon Development

Employment type: 
Full time
Employment type: 
Part time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

Proteon develops and supports vital sites for big customers. We work with multiple open source platforms. We focus on Drupal and Plone. Development is executed by our teams in Russia, Argentina and South Africa. The people who talk with the customers are based in the Netherlands.

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simmoe's picture

conversations over the internet

Hi everybody

I run an Internet page for blind and otherwise visually impaired users and have some thoughts on making a talk (audio) support/dialogue feature. The most basic implementation could be as simple as a text chat, only using sound instead, of course.

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JurriaanRoelofs's picture

Free Drupal Themes Wanted!

Hi!
I'm peach, or Jurriaan, from All Drupal Themes and I'm having some trouble finding good themes to port and release to the community. I've already ported several themes but it turns out there were some problems:
-Apparently people were more interested in 3-column themes
-Some of the themes were not deemed useful at all
-Most good looking themes I find are Creative Commons licensed, which makes sense from the designers point of view, but unfortunately they are not allowed on drupal.org/project/Themes. I was reassured when I signed up for a cvs account that I must not upload CC2.5 licensed themes, only GPL.

I've created this post to communicate with the Drupal community, for whom I make the themes, and hopefully some people have good ideas for themes to be ported to drupal! If anyone has a GPL theme in mind please post it in the comments sections.

If you know of a gorgeous CC licensed design, it's also eligible for a free drupal port but I will put it up with my free drupal themes department but it won't show up on drupal.org/project/Themes.

Looking forward to your input!
JR

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Matt V.'s picture

any ideas on GHOP task (or tasks) focussed on accessibility?

I've started writing a task focused on accessibility for the Google Highly Open Participation Contest. Then I remembered about this group. I'm no accessibility expert, so I thought I'd post a link to the draft of the task, in case anyone would like to provide feedback.

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Steve Lockwood's picture

New theme for accessibility

Hi All,

I have recently uploaded a new Drupal theme, called Flexible. One of the goals was to build accessibility features into the system. These include:
- "hidden" links for speech readers at the start of the page so users can "skip to content" or "skip to navigation" etc.
- built-in alternative style sheets for high contrast, large fonts etc
- ability to "linearise" the content
- support for standard accessibility keys
- the ability for users to store the above preferences so they are loaded automatically next time

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IamPter's picture

Dreamweaver Extension Developer Needed | Peter Apokotos

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

I am looking for an Adobe Dreamweaver Developer to create an extension that will allow the creation of Drupal themes from novice to advanced designs for any Dreamweaver user on the Macintosh or Windows operating systems. This extension must export drupal themes that are XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS 2.0, and Section 508 compliant. Please contact me if you think you are the person for the job. And your bid on this project. The main requirement is that this Extension must be always up to date with Drupal's theming methods.

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jbjaaz's picture

Are form elements description text in the wrong place?

I've been working with some forms and something occurred to me. The "description" text always appears after the the form element throughout drupals UI.

Password
[input box]
Password must be between 8 and 10 characters and only include letters and numbers.

I don't have a lot of experience with screen readers, but the visitor would have the "help" text read to them after they've entered a password correct? Wouldn't this be a nuisance of sorts because they are getting the hint after the fact?

Is this a valid concern? I don't want to investigate a fix if this really isn't a problem.

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Bèrto ëd Sèra@dr's picture

an experimental platform

You might be interested in an experimental platform based on Drupal 5.1 that we are making for small linguistic entities. Basically it delivers the capability of speaking, along with reading, by introducing an added MP3 vocal file to all nodes and comments.

The english version is at http://eng.i-iter.org a first running example in the piemontese language is at http://pms.i-iter.org

We look for volunteer developers and translators to localize the platform into other languages, so feel free to add requests to join the alpha stage. Bear in mind that alpha really means alpha...

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Bèrto ëd Sèra@dr's picture

Some tech spexx

Okay, let's try and say it as a geek ;) The main idea would be to have:
- "everything is a cluster of nodes", meaning that we have but ANY traditional drupal content type can embed a streaming MP3 with the spoken text for the node, and/or a video.
- no fixed starting point (a node can be born as text and later add up video/picture/audio or as any of the other formats)
- a "multimedia cluster" should start to stream its audio content (if present) as soon as it's navigated to.
- a "cluster" should have audio links streaming audio help texts

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Bèrto ëd Sèra@dr's picture

Our problem is analphabetism

Our problem is analphabetism. That is, people who cannot read/write in their own languages. It may sound a pretty weird audience, but actually it’s tens of millions of people in Europe (almost no minority language is taught in schools). Same technology maybe pretty useful if used to contact reent migrants who probably won’t be much fluent in the local written language, while they already may communicate orally.

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swimswimswim's picture

Accessible Drupal examples

I would like to show my local county and library officials examples of government websites that are accessible and use Drupal. I am looking for full or partial ada compliance.

I surfed a City website in Florida that was partially accessible (it had "quick" or "fast" (?) links) but I can't find it again.

Thanks.

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njivy's picture

Navigation for blind people: "Skip to main"

Blind people, when using screen readers or refreshable braille displays, must read web pages sequentially. Typically this means plowing through the page navigation before reaching the main content.

We can provide helpful links, links which are noticeable only to people using non-visual browsers, which allow them to skip over the navigation. It's really easy.

<a class="accessible" href="#bmain" name="btop"><img src="/files/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" alt="Skip to main" /></a>

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laura s's picture

Do you design for handhelds?

Yes, always
16% (10 votes)
Sometimes
21% (13 votes)
I know I should, but I don't bother
25% (15 votes)
No. Should I?
30% (18 votes)
No. Why the heck should I?
8% (5 votes)
Total votes: 61
narres's picture

Theme site set up

There is set up a small testing site for themes at http://theme.drupaler.net/.

I've tried to install all available themes (4.7.2) and categorized them according to their validatation against "Markup", "CSS" and "WCAG".

All Installed themes can be easily tested from a "Test [$theme]" link. If you are registered you are able to vote for a theme.
If a theme is missing, you should post a story with the [$theme].tar.gz

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narres's picture

CSS Error & Warning free: ! or ?

As I've started "W3C compliant CSS"-issue (http://drupal.org/node/70296) as a wish, it was the first one in the chain of validitaion.

The main critism of warning-free css-validation is the "inherit" argument, which changes nothing visible, but is needed by W3C-validation (warning free).

In my opinion there is a difference between an "explicit defined default" and an "undefined default", cause the "explicit defined" says: Yes, I'm sure, that I want to do this.
As we are experienced webusers, we know that the warning of "undefined color" doesn't make visible sense. But it's one of my most-hated questions customers asks me twice a month: "Why does your site so much validation warnings, although you are working active for accessibility?".

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Gunnar Langemark's picture

What is the status?

I'd be interested in a compiled document "bullet-pointing" status on Drupal accessibilities. What standards does it adhere to - how much? What remains to be done to make Drupal and whatever theme fully accessible according to this and that standard?

Would that be a good starting point?
Does it exist yet?

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