Accessibility

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

rgchi's picture

Aria Landmarks placement in page.tpl.php

In our page.tpl.php theme override, there exists the following line.

<!-- footer row: width = grid_width -->
<?php print theme('grid_row', $footer . $footer_message, 'footer', 'full-width', $grid_width); ?>

In order to correctly insert Aira Landmarks, am I correct in assuming the following:

<!-- footer row: width = grid_width -->
<span role="contentinfo">
<?php print theme('grid_row', $footer . $footer_message, 'footer', 'full-width', $grid_width); ?>
</span>
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btopro's picture

ELMS Beta and more!

JuliusCharles's picture

Using the Zen Theme

Hi everyone.

I'm a screen reader user and I'm using the Zen theme in the site I'm building.

I just want to know if you can give some advice on rearranging the sections of a site that uses Zen. I'm happy with Zen's accessibility, but I noticed that the contents are arranged this way (in the perspective of a screen reader user):

main content

navigation links (home, about us, contact us)

search

...I would like to have the following arrangement:

Navigation links

Search

Main Content

...Thanks.

Julius

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LeeHunter's picture

Accessibility and Drupal governance

At the Accessibility Sprint in Montreal today, I noted a certain degree of frustration with UI changes being committed before they've been reviewed for impacts on accessibility.

And then when I got home tonite I remembered that Randy Fay has started an initiative to provide some form of governance for Drupal (http://drupal.org/node/1526026). Unfortunately, the discussion so far has been mostly about conflict resolution which, to my mind at least, is actually somewhat peripheral to governance.

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richveg's picture

Skip To Search

Hi I'm using the standard Bartik theme and have a skip to main content link on every page. Can someone please tell me how to add the skip to search link on every page like Drupal.org has?

Thanks

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bowersox's picture

Monthly Accessibility Skype: Call for Topics: June 12, 4pm UTC/11am CDT

Start: 
2012-06-12 11:00 - 12:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
User group meeting

Call for Topics:

Please reply with suggested topics for our June Drupal Accessibility Skype Meeting. Since the call is 3 days before the Montreal Accessibility Sprint, should we use the call for people to talk about what they want to work on at the Sprint? Reply to suggest any topics.

Tuesday, June 12, 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)

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pixelite's picture

Drupal Accessibility Sprint in Montreal June 15-17, 2012

Start: 
2012-06-15 09:00 - 2012-06-17 17:00 America/Montreal
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Sprint

Montreal's local Drupal Association is hosting a 3 day Accessibility code sprint running from 9-5 (and possibly later) on June June 15th, 16th and 17th. Everett Zufelt of and Mike Gifford will lead the sprint which will be held at the offices of Evolving Web, 114-300 rue du Saint-Sacrement, Montreal. Wheel chair access is via rue Le Moyne. Ten dollar Parking can be found nearby on rue University.

Weekend attendees will need to buzz 114 to get access to the building.

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Techivist's picture

Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 9, 2012 at Droplabs

Start: 
2012-05-09 18:30 - 20:30 America/Los_Angeles
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is a community-driven effort whose goal is to focus one day to raise the profile of digital (web, software, mobile app/device, touch screen kiosk, etc.) accessibility and people with different disabilities.

The idea started with a single blog post. On May 9th, people in communities around the world are encouraged to hold a talk/meetup, organize hands-on demos, or plan another activity that brings attention to some aspect of digital accessibility. Follow @GblA11yDay on Twitter and use the #gaad hashtag in your own tweets.

Droplabs is happy to participate in this global event. We will have both Dallas Legan and Larry Hart on-hand to present:

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bowersox's picture

Monthly Accessibility Skype: Call for Topics: May 8, 4pm UTC/11am CDT

Start: 
2012-05-08 11:00 - 12:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Call for Topics:

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

Tuesday, May 8, 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.

Please respond with suggested topics

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Liam Morland's picture

Accessible tables representing many-to-many relationships

I am trying to figure out how to make a particular table accessible. On the y-axis are the names of professors. On the x-axis are the names of research interest areas. The body of the table is used to show which professors work in each area. Each professor can work in multiple areas. So, going along the row for a professor, there is a bullet in the column for each research area that they work in; the other cells are empty.

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JuliusCharles's picture

Accessibility of Quicktabs

Hi all.

What is the best way to ensure that pages using quick tabs are accessible?

This is an example of a page using quick tabs:
http://www.health.govt.nz/yourhealth-topics/diseases-and-illnesses/heart...

As seen on the page, when you click on one of the links on the quick tab, "symptoms" for example, a new section of information about symptoms would appear. This event will hide the previous section.

I realize that it may be difficult for screen reader users to perceive at once the change that will take place when they click one of the links on the quick tab.

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leoburd's picture

Phone / SMS / VoIP integration with Commerce, Open Atrium, Drupal Commons and CiviCRM

Hello everyone,

I wonder if anyone would like to partner with me to mentor GSoC projects that provide phone, SMS, and VoIP capabilities to Commerce, Open Atrium, Drupal Commons and/or CiviCRM.

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Mirabuck's picture

Accessibility Code Sprint in Montreal - June 2012

Hello everyone,

Montreal's local Drupal Association is planning to run a 3 day Accessibility code sprint in June. Everett Zufelt of and Mike Gifford have both expressed an interest in helping to lead the sprint. We're currently looking at June 15-17 as our dates. A facility has not yet been booked, but Montreal's Notman House has been suggested. It was used successfully for our i18n sprint back in September. We're holding the sprint from June 15th to 17th at the offices of Evolving Web, 114-300 rue du Saint-Sacrement
Monteal.

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hoersche's picture

Tools for Accessibility

As requested at the Wednesday BoF on accessibility, please post any and all tools that you know of that can help with accessibility inside of Drupal and for general design.

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jhodgdon's picture

BUEditor accessibility review...

There's an issue on drupal.org to fix some accessibility problems with the BUEditor (the BUeditor adds a toolbar to node/comment editing forms that you can use to put HTML tags in).

I've given the fix a preliminary review, but I'm not an accessibilty expert. So, a review by an accessibility expert would be very helpful, and until it's reviewed, it won't be deployed on Drupal.org (most likely).

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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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