Accessibility

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

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Half way through the Green by 2014 initiative

We have 4 more weeks to get our automated testing suite, QUAIL and the Accessibility module, working and down to zero test failures.

Contributing to the Green by 2014 effort most critically needs assistance fixing the Testswarm module so that our automated (QUAIL) tests will run again on a daily basis.

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jessebeach's picture

This week in the Green by 2014 automated accessibility testing effort

This is a short update for the Green by 2014 effort to establish an automated accessibility testing suite for Drupal.

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Shyamala's picture

Drupal Accessibility triage meeting #4

Start: 
2013-10-28 02:45 - 03:45 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Drupal Accessibility triage meeting to action the results of the Minnesota evaluation is Scheduled.

The meeting will be held over skype on:
28th October
San Fransisco 7:45pm
EST 10:45pm
2nd September
India 8:15am
Convert to your time zone!

The meeting will be on Skype. Please share your skype id at rajaram(dot)shyamala(at)gmail(dot)com or share it with me on IRC drupal-accessibility.

Review the results of the Minnesota evaluation at https://groups.drupal.org/node/311503

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kevee's picture

Accessibility module update

My plan to do weekly updates about the Accessibility module was quickly derailed by an injury, but I'm slowly getting back on the saddle and off pain meds, and wanted to let everyone know what's been going on the past few weeks.

First, the Drupal 8 branch of the module is now in feature parity with the Drupal 7 module. This means that we are well on our way of having a full release by the time Drupal 8 comes out. Because of better entity APIs and WYSIWYG in core, the 8 branch is 1/3 lighter than the 7.x branch.

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donalfitz's picture

Creating accessible menus in Drupal 7

Hi there,

I hope this is the appropriate forum for my question and if not my apologies.

I'm creating a Drupal 7 site to manage academic course content for various 3rd level modules I must deliver over the next year. I had envisaged a menu structure which would react to keyboard events as well as "on-hover" ones. In other words, when the students click on the course title, a submenu would appear giving course specific information.

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Shyamala's picture

implementation of <detail><summary> element for

The Current implementation of element provides a button role. Not sure if this is sufficient from the understandings at: http://accessibleculture.org/articles/2012/03/screen-readers-and-details....

As is not accessible on all browsers,To polyfill for accessibility we need to:

1) set tabindex ="0" - make it keyboard focusable
2) assign ARIA role button -> DONE!
3) aria-expanded attribute that changes based on state
4) non-summary content to be hidden by using dispaly:none when elements are collapsed

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Shyamala's picture

Drupal Accessibility triage meeting #3

Start: 
2013-09-16 02:45 - 03:45 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Drupal Accessibility triage meeting to action the results of the Minnesota evaluation is Scheduled.

The meeting will be held over skype on:
15th September
San Fransisco 7:45pm
EST 10:45pm
16th September
India 8:15am
Convert to your time zone!

The meeting will be on Skype. Please share your skype id at rajaram(dot)shyamala(at)gmail(dot)com or share it with me on IRC drupal-accessibility.

Review the results of the Minnesota evaluation at https://groups.drupal.org/node/311503

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NewCreation's picture

slideshows

Do you know of modules to add a slideshow to a D7 site that are accessible to screen reader users? Thanks.

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dcmistry's picture

Need your help: BadCamp UX/ UI Summit 2013 on October 25, Friday

Hello everyone,

The UX/UI Summit at BadCamp is back again for it's second year. And boy, are we excited or what! This year's summit is going to feature two tracks: 2 workshops and 5 sessions with the goal to educate the community in the matters of UX (note: accessibility is also a part of UX!) More information: http://2013.badcamp.net/events/drupal-ui-ux-summit

If you are planning to attend BadCamp, we would strongly encourage to attend the event.

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Shyamala's picture

Drupal Accessibility Scrum #10

Start: 
2013-09-10 10:45 - 11:00 America/New_York
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Weekly scrum call for folks working on accessibility issues in Drupal core and contrib. Discuss what you did last week & your plan for the coming week!

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Shyamala's picture

Drupal Accessibility triage meeting #2

Start: 
2013-09-09 02:45 - 03:45 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Drupal Accessibility triage meeting to action the results of the Minnesota evaluation is Scheduled.

The meeting will be held over skype on:
8th September
San Fransisco 7:45pm
EST 10:45pm
2nd September
India 8:15am
Convert to your time zone!

The meeting will be on Skype. Please share your skype id at rajaram(dot)shyamala(at)gmail(dot)com or share it with me on IRC drupal-accessibility.

Review the results of the Minnesota evaluation at https://groups.drupal.org/node/311503

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Shyamala's picture

Drupal Accessibility triage meeting

Start: 
2013-09-01 02:45 - 03:45 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Drupal Accessibility triage meeting to action the results of the Minnesota evaluation is Scheduled.

The meeting will be held over skype on:
1st September
San Fransisco 7:45pm
EST 10:45pm
2nd September
India 8:15am
Convert to your time zone!

The meeting will be on Skype. Please share your skype id at rajaram(dot)shyamala(at)gmail(dot)com or share it with me on IRC drupal-accessibility.

Review the results of the Minnesota evaluation at https://groups.drupal.org/node/311503

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kevee's picture

Working demonstrations of the Accessibility module

The start of the fall semester has meant little time for work on the Accessibility module lately, but we now have a live demonstration of the module (this is the 7.x-1.x-console branch with the new feedback interface). I'm very interested to see how we can improve the accessibility of the feedback mechanism itself, and will start testing appropriate ARIA roles with screen readers soon.

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jessebeach's picture

Is QUAIL daily automated testing far enough along for folks to start logging issues against errors and proposing patches?

To Kevin Miller, I'm so impressed with his work (and Dan Mouyard and Nick Schonning) getting the 2.0.3 tag on the QUAIL library cut.

QUAIL testing library 2.0.3 tag

Is this now the branch running on the Drupal 8 daily testing site?

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dcmistry's picture

Drupal 8 Content Experience: Accessibility Findings

Drupal 8 Content Experience: Accessibility Findings

Goal

To conduct accessibility evaluation of Drupal 8 focussed on the content authoring experience (create content and edit content)

Methodology

The study was conducted in July 2013 in two phases:
Phase 1: Evaluation with volunteer Drupal users with accessibility needs. The participants were given the testing script with scenario and were asked to report their feedback
Phase 2: Conduct 3-participant moderated usability study consistent with the testing script (mentioned above).

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kevee's picture

Progress on accessibility module

Here's what will (hopefully) be a weekly post on progress with the Accessibility module, including calls to the community to give feedback on sticky problems.

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jessebeach's picture

DrupalCon Prague extended sprints: Join me for the accessibility sprint!

If you're headed to DrupalCon Prague this year, considering joining us before or after the conference for extended code sprints. We documenting participation in this spreadsheet so that we can accurately estimate the venue size we'll need to accommodate the crowds of coders. The accessibility section is around row 96.

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jessebeach's picture

DrupalCon Prague core conversation posted

Proposed Session: Building a drupal core accessibility team: progress since DrupalCon München

Let me know in comments on the proposed session if you'd like me to talk about a specific topic.

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jessebeach's picture

Drupal Accessibility Scrum #6

Start: 
2013-07-30 10:45 - 11:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Weekly scrum call for folks working on accessibility issues in Drupal core and contrib.

The event is recorded and the recording will be made available here shortly after the conclusion of the meeting.

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