Accessibility

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

dcmouyard's picture

Accessibility BoFs at DrupalCon

For those attending DrupalCon Denver next week, there will be at least two accessibility-related BoF sessions:

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webchick's picture

One-pager summary of Accessibility team's priorities in D8?

Hey, folks! :)

Back in Drupal 7, we used the Community Initiaitves section to outline what folks were working on in D8. There's a page for the accessibility team's priorities at http://drupal.org/node/364629 but it seems that that's almost solely D7-related issues that are already fixed (yay!)

Is there any way you would be able to update this text before DrupalCon? It'd be great to have one URL I can point people to who want to help with your stuff.

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bowersox's picture

Using CSS Speech speak-as property?

Is anyone using the http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-speech/? And are there ways Drupal 8 should use this to improve screenreader accessibility?

Here are some examples of this proposed CSS3 Speech syntax:

code {
  speak-as: literal-punctuation;
}
.phone-number, .zipcode {
  speak-as: digits;
}

Are there places in Drupal's admin area or in Drupal sites where we should be using this? Or are most screenreaders smart enough to read a zip code or phone number as digits anyway?

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bowersox's picture

Monthly Accessibility Skype: Call for Topics: March 13, 4pm UTC/11am CDT

Start: 
2012-03-13 11:00 - 12:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Call for Topics:

Please reply with suggested topics for our March Drupal Accessibility Skype Meeting.

Tuesday, March 13, 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)

Note: Daylight Savings Time in the U.S. starts Sunday 3/11, so this event is now at 4pm UTC.

Anyone interested in working on Accessibility using Drupal is invited.

Please respond with suggested topics

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tmweiss's picture

Superfish with directional arrows?

Has anyone seen a good implementation of Superfish or Mega Menu that lets the user tab through top level links, but use directional arrows to move back and forth in submenus?

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bowersox's picture

Form error UX feedback wanted

I'd like feedback on a proposal for how Form Errors work in Drupal 8 core:

http://groups.drupal.org/node/209513

I've created that Wiki page with proposed screenshots in response to the lengthy discussion in issue #447816 about how Drupal core FAPI indicates form validation errors using color.

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donalfitz's picture

style switchers and changes in contrast

Hello all,

I trust it is in order to post this question here. If not, please accept my apologies and feel free to direct me to a more appropriate group/forum.

I am assisting in the design of a site for the Visually Impaired Computer Society based in Ireland. One of the requirements is that the site design cater for those with residual vision; namely those who are visually impaired. My question is a simple one. Is there a module, or suite of modules available for Drupal 7.x which will:

  1. enable us to change the styles on the site;
  2. enable us to change colour contrasts;
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Form Error Design Wiki

Let's use this wiki page to share and tweak proposed designs for accessible form field identification.

The issue queue discussion in issue #447816 comment #260 raised a lot of questions. Let's try to develop a design that handles all the cases discussed. Once we have consensus and the Accessibility and UX teams give feedback, we can then open a new issue with a more concise plan of action and roll patches. Let's get this done for D8!

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hadi_gsf's picture

does any accessible wysiwyg editors exist?

hello there

i'm a starter a drupal, and i'm getting used to it.

i got a question..
that is there any wysiwyg editors exist, that screen readers could work with them?
from my understanding, a wysiwyg editor is something that an user can easily use the mouse to drag and drop objects, make headings/lists, and the html code of it will pop out.

i have no experience with html, and i don't know how much hard it is.. or do i even have the time to learn it.

i have googled some.. and just found xStandard that could be accessible, but it seems that it is for drupal 6 only.

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nenamoss's picture

New window notifier

Do you know of a module that displays an image for links that open new windows? We're using External Links, but it uses a background image for this via CSS. To my knowledge, screen readers don't see background images. Also, the background image doesn't allow for alternate text.

According to the accessibility gurus at WebAIM, "users ought to be alerted when the link does not open in the current window or frame. The accessibility issue is that some users can get confused with the new windows." http://webaim.org/techniques/hypertext/hypertext_links#new_window

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hadi_gsf's picture

where to begin

hello there

i'm interested to build a website for the blind pilots using microsoft fs simulator.

and i've heard that drupal is verry accessible, and i might want to try it.

i need help about where to start, which drupal i get (i cannot find drupal 8 nowhere) and modules or themes that can help me.

i have my hosting account ready.

so any helps would be appreciated!
thanks
-hadi

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bowersox's picture

Monthly Accessibility Skype: Call for Topics: Feb. 14, 5pm UTC/11am CST

Start: 
2012-02-14 11:00 - 12:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Call for Topics:

Please reply with suggested topics for our February Drupal Accessibility Skype Meeting.

Tuesday, February 14, 2011
5pm UTC-GMT / 11am CST
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.

Please respond with suggested topics

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k8's picture

Audio captcha ALMOST usable by those who need it

I am sighted and until recently I would never use Mollom or captcha since I personally could not understand the audio. Recently I decided to implement captcha on our Drupal registration form and asked our staff to test and received the feedback below. I personally think that an instruction to just enter the first letter of each word could be added - (I was confused).

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LeondenizBR's picture

AdaptiveTheme

Dear members,
I am screen reader user from Brazil.
I've decided to use AdaptiveTheme to Drupal, because it is the only one that follows all standard accessibility found at WCAG However, I've get
a really serious difficulty in my point of view. There are two lateral bars that are called near the content, which makes that the screen
readers read the content only after the general content,, even the first
lateral bar is posicioned in the left, it means, before the general content. How can I solve this problem?

Best regards,
Leondeniz.

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JuliusCharles's picture

Accessibility of "manage fields" page in Drupal 7

In Administration> Structure > Content types > Basic page > manage fields, There is a table containing the fields and a "drag to re-order" link for each column.

I'm a screen reader user, so I can't use this drag function. Is there any way to use this "drag to re-order" function via the keyboard? Or do we really need to use the mouse?

Thanks.

Julius

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dcmouyard's picture

Accessibility Sprint

Who’s interested in participating in an accessibility sprint?

A location, date, and time hasn’t been set yet, but one suggestion is having it during DrupalCon Denver. In order to maximize involvement, we’ll also have a Skype session and an IRC chat room (#drupal-accessibility) available for people unable to make it in person.

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Jeff Burnz's picture

Design Initiative IRC Meetups

Start: 
2011-12-19 20:00 - 21:00 Europe/Stockholm
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Please join us for our 1st bi-weekly meeting to discuss issues and progress related to the Drupal 8 Design initiative. The meeting will be held in #drupal-design in IRC.

PST: 11:00 AM
EST: 2:00 PM
UK: 7:00 PM
CET: 8:00 PM

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bowersox's picture

Monthly Accessibility Skype: Call for Topics: Dec. 13, 5pm UTC/11am CST

Start: 
2011-12-13 11:00 - 12:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Call for Topics:

Please reply with suggested topics for our November Drupal Accessibility Skype Meeting.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
5pm UTC-GMT / 11am CST
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.

Please respond with suggested topics

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LIQUID VISUAL's picture

jQuery - Accordion, Views Slideshow, Calendar

Many thanks to people for their work on accessibility!

Could someone point to instructions about how to implement the more accessible version of Accordion? Does it work with Drupal jQuery, or does it replace that as well as the Accordion script itself? Or do we just add this as a jQuery script in our jQuery Libraries folder?

And, though it's perhaps off topic, is what's true for Accordion also true for Views Slideshow script? Can it be implemented in a way that is more accessible for aural readers? And Calendar Popup?

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LewisNyman's picture

Drupal 8 Mobile UX Roadmap

As we found out in London, Drupal's mobile admin interface faces some big obstacles to overcome. If we want to to be able to tackle some of these problems in the next release cycle we need focus, the idea being we don't move on to the next item in till we have the previous one licked. I've whipped up proposal for our road map. This is by no means complete, there is plenty of detail to fill in.

I'm hoping we can work on it together.

Words to live by

Don't let the current interface hold us back

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