Accessibility

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

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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bowersox's picture

Monthly Accessibility Skype Call: Nov. 8, 5pm GMT/11am CST

Start: 
2011-11-08 11:00 - 12:00 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Call for Topics:

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

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
5pm 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. Because of daylight savings time ending this Sunday, November 6 in the United States, note that this meeting will be at 5pm GMT.

Please respond with suggested topics

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francesco_sardegna's picture

More accessible tables output by block-admin-display-form.tpl.php

Tables should have summaries and captions and table headers and table cells should be marked (as you teach me) with correspondent "headers" and "id" values.

I added some simple Php functions to block-admin-display-form.tpl.php and the output seems to be complete.

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techczech's picture

Temporary contract - D6 Theme Accessibility Redesign | Dyslexia Action

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

Call for Proposals: Drupal 6 Theme Accessibility Redesign

We are currently conducting an accessibility review of our Drupal 6.0/CiviCRM install (http://training.dyslexiaaction.org.uk). We are seeking a Drupal accessibility and theming specialist to implement the recommendations from the review.

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francesco_sardegna's picture

An accessible template for Drupal

Good evening,
I started developing an accessible template for Drupal which I called "Visioni".

The work in progress is at the address

http://visioni.4elementi.info

the compressed file of the template at the address

http://4elementi.info/drupal/themes/visioni.zip

I an not new to Web Accessibility: I released an accessible template for Wordpress, one for Joomla 1.5 and one for PhpBB.

I would be enormously glad to keep on developing it with this community.

Francesco

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Anonymous's picture

Document Relationship

I propose to increase the accessibility (as well as SEO) of the sites using Drupal by supporting the HTML link Element which defines the document relationship. As this element is placed within the HTML head, it isn't directly seen by the user, however the browsers as well as assistive technologies may use this information in order to provide better navigation e.g. by offering a dedicated navigation bar.

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