Accessibility

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

cbiggins's picture

So, you want to be accessible? (Blog post)

Thought this might be of interest to a few of you. Just a basic introduction to accessibility testing.

http://previousnext.com.au/blog/so-you-want-be-accessible

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k8's picture

Media module messes with alt tag

With the media module, image fields in D7 require the following changes to generate alt tags, which should be the default:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10915200/drupal-alt-tags-on-images
http://webwash.net/tutorials/customize-media-module-image-display-drupal-7
Please check - I hope that I am wrong: I have been waiting for them to fix it since am using the "Open Outreach" distribution http://drupal.org/project/openoutreach & bypassing the problem until fixed.
I tested both the 2.0-unstable and dev versions:

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annie stone's picture

Bringing Automation to our Accessibility Tools: Our Knight News Challenge Proposal

If you work with a government organization who has ever used an automated “508 testing” tool online, you know the pain: a screen full of alerts and the dreaded words: “200+ violations.” What do you do with that information? Is it code to fix or content to fix? Who can fix it? I wouldn’t know either, and accessibility is my full-time job.

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kevee's picture

Future of accessibility checking discussion - QUAIL, Node Accessibility, Accessible Content, etc.

There has been a very good discussion going on in the issue queue of Accessible Content about the future of that module, as well as how it will relate to other initiatives to provide accessibility testing in Drupal.

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micnap's picture

Looking for project

Hi all,

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the_g_bomb's picture

Should we provide the drupalladder with some accessibility tests

If some simple lessons could be produced on how to test for some common accessibility issues and posted to http://drupalladder.org it might garner more help in testing patches for accessibility.

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dianacastillo's picture

how to make text resize work in corolla theme

I installed the "text resize " module into the corolla theme and the buttons to increase and decrease text size dont do anything. Is there a better module for this that I can use? thanks

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Twin Cities Drupal Camp 2013 (MN)

Start: 
2013-07-18 (All day) - 2013-07-21 (All day) UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

The Twin Cities Drupal Camp will be held Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21 in Minneapolis MN. Camp kicks off with a day of classes on Thursday, followed by two days of workshops, and closes with a sprint on Sunday.

More information and registration is available at the camp website

If you would like more information, check out the website or you can reach out to the camp organizers at contact@tcdrupal.org

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dead_arm's picture

Testing for contrast with buttons and gradients

Lately I have been doing color contrast testing for Drupal 8, and I've come across two examples that aren't as straight forward as text color on background color. I wanted to know in particular if there was already a standard for handling the instances described in these issues http://drupal.org/node/1858238 and http://drupal.org/node/1858206.

In issue 1858238, if both the text on button background, and button background on page background should pass the color contrast WCAG AA threshold.

In issue 1858206, what must pass when there is a gradient applied.

Thanks!

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kevee's picture

Accessible Content and QUAIL 2.0

After a few years hiatus from Accessible Content to pursue other things, the QUAIL project has moved on to version 2.0, and so too must the Accessible Content module.

QUAIL

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btopro's picture

State of Drupal in education update

Just a quick community note about some momentum in projects that often times directly benefit the drupal edtech community.

LTI is moving along in the community it seems -- http://drupal.org/sandbox/jzornig/1809350

Epub would be an excellent format to support exports to which funnymonkey has some work into that I need to test -- http://drupal.org/project/epub_export

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burlapdesign's picture

Quick Intro

After I "pouted" on the twitters about wanting to help with accessibility and not being sure how to do so, @ezufelt sent me over here and and asked that I introduce myself and raise my hand to help.
So here I am.
My name is Dillon, I live in Evanston (just outside Chicago) and have been working w/ Drupal now for 2+ years. I have a passion for making things accessible and creating good experiences.

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falcon03's picture

Accessibility issues during drupal installation

Hi all,

this month accessibility call gave me some inspiration...

Some time ago I was installing drupal 8 and I noticed some things that seem not so much accessible...

So, yesterday I installed again drupal and took some notes about the issues I discovered.

Now, I wonder what's the best way to report them in the issue cueue (I am a novice in drupal core development :-))?

Should I start a meta issue that links to related issues, so that we have a related issue for each problem?
And what component of core should I report issues against?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Drupal 8 Accessibility Evaluation Priorities

This wiki page is intended to compile a list of the priority pages or components of Drupal 8 that most need a formal accessibility evaluation before the release of Drupal 8. Edit this wiki page to add to the list. Add comments if you have different suggestions for how we compile an RFP, seek bids, and raise funds to have this evaluation completed.

High Priority

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  • Create and edit existing Content
  • Sign up for new user account
  • Create/modify/delete user as admin
  • Add a blog and/or forum
  • Create comments
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    Everett Zufelt's picture

    Drupal Accessibility Sprint in Toronto (Nov 18 2012)

    Start: 
    2012-11-18 10:00 - 18:00 America/Toronto
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    Sprint

    November 16-18 is an exciting time to be in Toronto if you are interested in Drupal and Accessibility.

    Along with:

    Drupal Accessibility Sprint Toronto -- #a11ySprint

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    bowersox's picture

    October Accessibility Skype Call: Suggest Topics Now: Oct. 9, 4pm UTC/11am CDT

    Start: 
    2012-10-09 11:00 - 12:00 America/Chicago
    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Call for Topics:

    Please reply with suggested topics for our October Drupal Accessibility Skype Meeting. After a summer hiatus, there's a lot to discuss as Drupal 8 continues developing. Reply to suggest any topics.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    4pm UTC / 11am CDT
    on Skype (contact m.gifford or brandonbowersox on Skype to be added to the group if this is your first time joining)

    Anyone interested in working on Accessibility using Drupal is invited. This is a semi-regular event the Second Tuesday of the month.

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    mgifford's picture

    How to Use Drupal 7 to Meet Your Accessibility Goals

    Start: 
    2012-09-27 01:00 - 02:00 America/Montreal
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    Training (free or commercial)

    I really should have posted this earlier, but hope that some folks here are able to join in on the Acquia webinar on accessibility I am giving tomorrow afternoon. I believe it will be available afterwards for those who want to watch it.

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    christefano's picture

    Accessibility Camp LA 2012

    Start: 
    2012-10-20 09:00 - 16:30 America/Los_Angeles
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    Related event (ie. not Drupal specific)

    Accessibility Camp LA takes place Saturday, October 20, 2012 at CSU Northridge's University Student Union (18111 Nordhoff Street). The goal of the day is to provide an open, informal space where attendees will drive the agenda.

    Registration

    Accessibility Camp LA is completely free to attendees. Register at http://www.accessibilitycampla.org/register.php

    Interested in stepping up as an event sponsor (to help pay for lunch, t-shirts, disability-related accommodations, etc.)? Have a general question about the event? Want to be updated by e-mail as the event takes shape?

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    bowersox's picture

    Accessibility for Drupal 8 Blocks and Layout initiative

    Let's take a look at the Blocks and Layout initiative Prototypes to give feedback on the ways these new UIs can be implemented for Drupal 8.

    Here is the latest Prototype:
    http://groups.drupal.org/node/242403
    (click "Add a Page" to get to the most important part of the UI, namely how to pick a layout for your page during the creation process)

    My initial impression is that this approach can be easily accessible because it is forms-based. It does not use any drag-n-drop interaction at all.

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