Accessibility

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

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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