[wp-hackers] Accessibility of WP back end (was: Is WP back end supposed to work without JavaScript?)

Lynne Pope lynne.pope at gmail.com
Sun May 3 01:14:34 GMT 2009

2009/5/3 Ryan Boren <ryan at boren.nu>

> On Sat, May 2, 2009 at 1:26 AM, Rich Pedley <elflop at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Making the back end of WordPress accessible is something I'd certainly
> > be interested in helping with, and I know a few other people that
> > would be as well.
> >
> > I've looked at the page referenced to from trac
> > http://www.wac.ohio-state.edu/tutorials/forms/hiding-labels.htm
> > and that page is out of date - I'm sure Jaws now honours display:none
> > for a start. Moving labels off screen via the 'off-left' technique
> > appears to be the best solution.
> We had several people running JAWS against 2.7 before release and all
> was well. Alas, I don't have it to test with.  Could someone who
> actually uses it let us know how it's handling labels.  Ignoring
> hidden labels would seem to make little sense.  They exist solely for
> the benefit screen readers.

JAWS has honoured the "display:none" for several years now, making anything
hidden by "display:none" hidden from JAWS as well. It also honours


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