Accessibility

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

Jeff Burnz's picture

Design Initiative IRC Meetups

Start: 
2011-12-19 20:00 - 21:00 Europe/Stockholm
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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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Cliff's picture

Documenting successful implementations of ATAG 2.0 in Drupal

How many aspects of Drupal conform with the W3C's Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG 2.0)?

If we can write each of those aspects up, we can help the Authoring Tool Accessibility Working Group (AUWG) of the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative improve two important documents.

And while we're doing that, we can make it easier for Drupal themers and developers to understand what they can do—or, in some cases, must do—to ensure that Drupal remains accessible and continues to help people who use it create websites that are themselves accessible.

This post is not yet complete. Check back in a few hours. Or perhaps even tomorrow.

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donalfitz's picture

accessible drop-down menus in d7

Hi all,

I'm very much a newbie to drupal 7, so forgive what may be a rather inane question. I should also point out at the start of this post that I'm a blind drupal user and most of my work is carried out on the mac.

Ok I'll be as brief as possible. I had an old, perfectly functional and adequate d6 site. The structure was based around a very very simple menu which had 4 top-level menu items. When I activated one of them (say the link called "teaching") all of the courses I taught expanded out as submenu items.

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bowersox's picture

Monthly Accessibility Skype Call: Oct. 11, 4pm GMT/11am CDT

Start: 
2011-10-11 11:00 - 12:00 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Anyone interested in contributing to Drupal Accessibility is invited:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
4pm GMT/11am CDT
on Skype (contact m.gifford or brandonbowersox on Skype to be added to the group if this is your first time joining)

Please respond with suggested topics

The call is a voice conference call on Skype. We'll be asking for a volunteer to post notes to the g.d.o. group so that people who could not attend can still review the notes and post comments. We will try to limit the main agenda to one hour.

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hughbris's picture

Use cases for title attribute on img element?

Hi

I'm pretty new at working with the Drupal API. Developing on D6, I've noticed that the core theme_image() function will output an empty title attribute value if none is supplied, e.g.

<img src="myimage.png" alt="my image description" title="" />
(In the case of @alt, blank is actually a good default BTW.)

I could see this being a problem if the image is hyperlinked, where the link itself uses a title attribute, e.g.

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Everett Zufelt's picture

Working on Drupal Core accessibility

A lot of time and effort went into improving the accessibility of Drupal 7. We all deserve a round of applause for the work we did, we truly have a product to be proud of.

Our work is not complete.

Work on Drupal Core accessibility has slowed to a trickle, or perhaps an occasional drop (pun intended). We need to begin to rally the troops to pick up from where we left off at the end of the Drupal 7 development cycle, so that Drupal 8 can be an extremely accessible CMS out-of-the-box, one that would make ponies, kittens, and unicorns smile!

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gdruckman's picture

2nd annual online, LIVE Accessibility Summit

Web developers and designers, are you accessible? Attend the 2nd annual online, LIVE Accessibility Summit! Get your tickets now at http://environmentsforhumans.com/2011/accessibility-summit/

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Everett Zufelt's picture

Resuming monthly accessibility conference calls

During the accessibility BoF at Drupalcon London several people showed interest in resuming the monthly conference calls that we have had in the past.

I would be happy to participate in these calls, and think we should get started. There are several initiatives that require some attention, primarily:

  1. html5 accessibility (including WAI-ARIA in Core)
  2. WYSIWYG in Core
  3. Further triage and patches for open accessibility issues
  4. ...

I'm hoping that someone will volunteer to organize these calls so that we can:

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Everett Zufelt's picture

Drupal Accessibility on Twitter

Just a quick post to let everyone know that @DrupalA11y is now on Twitter.

The account is setup to automatically post from the feeds of this group, and from the Drupal Core issue queue for issues tagged "accessibility".

If you have any suggestions for a Twitter profile bio for the account please let me know.

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LewisNyman's picture

Mobile Usability Testing Sprint - Facts & Findings

On the Friday of Drupalcon London we ran a Mobile Usability Testing Session on Drupal's admin interface.

View the issue spreadsheet on google docs

We had a strong turnout, with lots of enthusiasm from the testers. We managed to test the UI on the following devices:

  • Nokia N900
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
  • HTC Sensation
  • Samsung galaxy s2
  • iPad 2
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 3G

Here are some of the thoughts I came away with after the session.

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Charles Belov's picture

Module to automatically prevent "click here" links?

Is there a module that would or could prevent content providers from creating links consisting solely of "click here" or "here" (for link accessibility) or even preventing those words from appearing in a link at all (for link conciseness)?

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Hanno's picture

custom date formats

When publishing a calendar or an overview of news items, the dates are often in a short custom format, like '12 Sep', or '2/7'. From an accessibility point of view, should a theme or view also provide the full date format?
With abbreviated months should we use the abbr tag for the month? like:
<abbr title="August">Aug.</abbr> (http://www.littlewebhut.com/html/abbr_tag/)

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