Apr. 27th, 2011

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I'm sitting down to work on bug 820, "Conform to WAI-ARIA guidelines throughout site" (two years after the bug was first opened, *hangs head in shame*). Don't worry if you don't know what WAI-ARIA is; suffice to say it's a technology that improves the accessibility of webpages.

The first thing I am going to do is focus on what needs we have that WAI-ARIA can meet.

To that end, I would love it if people took this as an opportunity to name their accessibility problems with dreamwidth, however small. I'm going to go back and look through the archives of this community, and I'm going to look at all the accessibility bugs in bugzilla, so don't feel you need to repeat things which have already been said. But don't worry about repeating accessibility concerns which have already been said, either; I have no problem with duplicates. Also, don't worry about only reporting accessibility issues you think WAI-ARIA can fix -- report everything, and I will figure out if WAI-ARIA can do anything to improve the user experience.

And hey, if it can't, maybe I will take other issues from this post, that don't come under WAI-ARIA, and create suggestions or new bugzilla bugs. Nothing goes to waste around here! :-)
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