[wp-accessibility] Let's get started on improving WordPress accessibility
Tynan Colin Beatty
junsuijin at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 04:42:46 UTC 2009
Let's see, since I'm jumping in here completely unaware of previous reports,
I'll get the ball rolling by bringing up one of the most glaring issues that
Repetetive/non-descriptive link anchors need to be more descriptive and
unique. This applies to comment 'reply' links, 'read more' links, etc. The
current preferred technique is to place excess text into a span and then use
css to make that span 1 pixel and place it outside of the viewable screen
area as describe here:
I'm uncertain as to how this would affect the 'reply' situation, should
WordPress Trac ticket #10550 ( http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10550 )
be resolved by changing the links to form inputs; but as it is now, this
particular case should be resolved by adding comment id #s into the hidden
spans, like <a>reply <span class="hide-me">to comment #</span></a> or
'Read more' can be supplemented by titles. Any other repetetive / unclear
anchors should also be similarly supplemented to comply with this guideline.
On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 9:38 PM, Lynne Pope <lynne.pope at gmail.com> wrote:
> First off, I wish to thank "the powers that be" for responding to my
> request for this mailing list.
> I believe that by discussing and proposing changes to improve WordPress
> accessibility those of us with expertise in this area can make a significant
> Let's see if we can gather together all reports of accessibility issues
> and/or concerns, look at what needs to be done at the code level to correct
> these, and get moving on bringing WordPress into ATAG and WCAG2.0
> I'm excited to see this underway!
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> wp-accessibility at lists.automattic.com
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