Accessibility

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

minneapolisdan's picture

Do we want to keep using HTML List elements for site navigation?

Do we still need to put site navigation markup in lists?

Have you read this article about site navigation and HTML markup? http://css-tricks.com/navigation-in-lists-to-be-or-not-to-be/

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jessebeach's picture

Recapping Twin Cities Drupal Camp sessions, lessons and sprinting

Accessibility recap

Behavioral tests

I'm trying to get open links to the raw footage. I contacted dcmistry about this.

Our takeaways are that:

  • Drupal is not as accessible as we even dared to hope.
  • Content creation is painful and at points impossible for a non-sighted user.
  • The overlay is unusable for a non-sighted person. It's really painful to watch someone get lost in it.

Accessibility in 8 session

Take home points.

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dejahvuuu's picture

Coffeebreak Colombia - Universidad Central

Start: 
2013-07-18 08:00 - 16:00 America/Bogota
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

devcoffee.arriendonline.com

Evento para compartir y aprender conocimiento sobre temas como: Arquitectura de información, experiencia de usuario [UX], gestión y planeación de proyectos, accesibilidad, usabilidad y desarrollo para móviles.

Invitados internacionales mediante videoconferencias y nacionales de forma presencial.

Cada conferencia dura una hora.

HORA: 8.00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Lugar: Auditorio 6to Piso Universidad Central Sede Norte Bogotá.

100 cupos previo registro en el sitio web del evento:

http://devcoffee.arriendonline.com/registro

CRONOGRAMA:

7:00 a 8:00:

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jessebeach's picture

Drupal Accessibility Scrum #3

Start: 
2013-07-16 10:45 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

This is a weekly scrum call for anyone who wants to be involved with Drupal core accessibility development.

I'll post a URL to a Hangout in this issue at 10:40am on Tuesday morning. I still haven't figured out how to set up an event with a Hangout beforehand.

I'll also post a link to the Hangout here:

https://plus.google.com/communities/116142008905484579065

I moved the time to 10:40am to make it more convenient for west coast attendees.

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kevee's picture

Accessibility module

Thanks to the help of Jesse and others, I have been granted access to the accessibility module on Drupal.org and merged in a sandbox project that merges several disparate modules around content, theming, and automated testing.

You can find out more on the project page about what's included, the one sub-module we are missing is one for generalized reporting, which is difficult given that all testing is client-side now, but I am looking for a co-maintainer to take things on.

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jessebeach's picture

Feedback needed: Drupal Accessibility testing script

Please take a moment to review the testing plan assembled by Dharmesh and Terrill.

Twin Cities testing plan

You can leave comments in the document or in this thread.The more input we gather, the better the test will be.

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jessebeach's picture

Drupal Accessibility Scrum

Start: 
2013-07-02 09:45 - 10:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

This is a weekly scrum call for anyone who wants to be involved with Drupal core accessibility development.

I'll post a URL to a Hangout in this issue at 9:40am on Tuesday morning. I still haven't figured out how to set up an event with a Hangout beforehand.

I'll also post a link to the Hangout here:

https://plus.google.com/communities/116142008905484579065

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gdruckman's picture

Free accessibility webinar July 16, 2013 3:00 pm EST

My boss is delivering this webinar, and since I am not a huge fan of shameless seIf plugs, I wouldn't have posted it if it wasn't a free webinar, so any and all are welcome to join!

  • Learn the components of web accessibility and how are they related and managed by the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative.
  • Go beyond the Guidelines – WCAG, UAAG, ATAG, and ARIA – to the supporting documents and tutorials that are freely available.
  • Learn about how WAI-Engage and other community resources can support your expanding web accessibility knowledge and skills.
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dgorton's picture

DrupalCamp Twin Cities 2013

Registration is now open for DrupalCamp Twin Cities, July 18-21st, held at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN. http://2013.tcdrupal.org

We're very excited about this year's DrupalCamp. We have a record number of sessions submissions, some really excellent keynote speakers, and the best DrupalCamp parties in the country. Before camp the University of MN is hosting a weeklong Accessibility testing of Drupal 8 and we have Accessibility, Twig, Media and Core sprints happening after the camp.

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Liam Morland's picture

Tables of links

Since screen reader users often navigate pages by reading just the link text, one of the accessibility guidelines is that link text should not be the same for links that point to different pages and link text should make sense on its own (e.g., no "click here").

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jessebeach's picture

First accessibility scrum call is a failure

Dharmesh and I were the only two folks to attend the scrum call. This is probably because we're in the same office and I went and pulled him into the meeting. So, the question is, how did the tools fail?

Dharmesh and I went through the Google Event creation/invitation process and it's not good. You only get notification of an invitation to an event in your notification stream, not your email. And nobody checks their Google notification stream; it's just too cluttered and non-obvious.

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jessebeach's picture

Weekly accessibility scrum call

I've set up the first of a weekly series of scrum calls that I will lead. The scrum call is meant to be short (15 minutes) and focused on tasks. If you are doing any work within Drupal regarding accessibility, I suggest you request an invitation to this event with the link below. Once I have a list of folks who have requested an invite, I will invite that group of folks to future meetings until you ask to be removed from the list.

We've only got a few months to get Drupal 8 into shape regarding accessibility. We should all be helping and motivating each other to do this important work!

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ramil g's picture

My GSOC project

Hi, I wanted to let the Accessibility Group know about my GSOC project. I'm going to be writing a module that will integrate Infusion's User Interface Options(UIO) with Drupal. The UIO helps your site be more accessible by allowing users to customize the UI. Some of the things that they can control are text size/style, line spacing, colour and contrast, adding a table of contents.
Here is an example of a website that uses the UIO: http://inclusivedesign.ca/
You can click on the "Preferences" tab at the top right to see the options.

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jessebeach's picture

Accessibility Sprint at Drupal Camp Twin Cities, MN - in person and remote

Start: 
2013-07-21 09:00 - 17:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Sprint

The Twin Cities Drupalcamp team is thrilled to announce the addition of another Drupal core development sprint. We will be putting Drupal 8 through a series of accessibility evaluations with the help of University of Minnesota Computer Accommodations Program (CAP) team in order to help make Drupal 8 the most accessible and delightful release ever for our users with disabilities.

Sprint sponsors

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dianacastillo's picture

how to make A:hover changes happen when tabbing over

If I have a button that changes opacity on a:hover, is there something I can do with css to make the same change in opacity when it is focused on by tabbing to it?

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dianacastillo's picture

how to shift focus to result of form submission

On form submit, focus should be shifted to the alert at the top of the page that identifies success or failure so that the screen readers will get it . How can I do this? thanks

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dianacastillo's picture

the views accordion is not keyboard accessible

Hi, the accordion views I have made are not tabable (you cant read the content by tabbing) which I need for 508 accesability. Does anyone have an answer for this?
thanks

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jessebeach's picture

Summary of DrupalCon Portland 2013 Accessibility Events

DrupalCon Portland took place from May 21st, 2013 to May 24th, 2013. Optional sprinting days bookended the conference on the weekends before and after.

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Globalbility's picture

Multilingual Website Accessibility

I work on a multilingual website that will contain many languages that are not normally written, and I wonder if there are any ways to get this working for people using screen readers?

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jessebeach's picture

Accessibility core conversation at DrupalCon Portland

I've scheduled a core conversation to discuss development work to improve Drupal's accessibility.

Day: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 5-5.30PM PST
ROOM: A105 - Pantheon

Here is the proposed itinerary:

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  • State of a11y work in D8 (very fast and very high level)
    • What have we accomplished?
    • What does the team composition look like?
    • What is being worked on? I.e. what are the major focuses?
    • What do we hope to accomplish in this major version release?
  • Outlook for a11y work in D9
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