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deborah ([personal profile] deborah) wrote in [site community profile] dw_accessibility2013-06-08 11:41 am

Accessibility features in the new release

There are a few accessibility improvement in last night's code push, detailed here for your viewing pleasure:

  • The form to submit a support request now has labels so it can be reasonably navigated with a screenreader.
  • The UI used by support volunteers now has improved visual indicators so that it doesn't rely on colors to relay information.
  • The cut tag arrows are now higher resolution and scale properly for people using larger font sizes.


There are also two accessibility *ahem* bugs introduced in last night's code push: the new cut tag arrows don't have a white outline so they are difficult or impossible to see on dark backgrounds, and a fix to the contextual userhead hover to fix coloration in certain styles causes viewing problems in certain other styles. Fixes for both of these will be pushed ASAP.
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[personal profile] jesse_the_k 2013-06-08 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for keeping me in the loop. How did you discover those contrast bugs so quickly?
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[personal profile] dreamatdrew 2013-06-11 10:36 am (UTC)(link)
Deborah has well-trained and helpful minions.
(Actually, my background is dark, and I said "Hey You Guyze!!!!", at least on the cut tag arrow bit.)
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[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2013-06-09 09:49 am (UTC)(link)
I don't know if I should mention this here but I've made a stylish style to make the borders solid again if one needs them to be. (dashed or dotted boxes are a problem for me so I may not be the only one). This is totally not me saying they shouldn't have been changed BTW. :)
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[personal profile] kaberett 2013-06-09 01:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for saying this! I think this is a really good place to put it, and I can't remember if you've said in [site community profile] dw_support_training &c yet but I think it would be awesome if you did that too? And also in the wiki. (I can do some of these!)

Sorry that it doesn't work for you - I would love to grab you in IRC sometime and brainstorm things that could work better if you think that's something worth doing?
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[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2013-06-09 04:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't think I have. I will then! :)

Oh no worries and no apologies needed. I didn't even know they were an issue until I saw them and my brain went 'does not compute'. I'd love to brainstom with you. I'm not sure I have any better ideas though and if it's just little ole me I don't want to take your time.
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[personal profile] kaberett 2013-06-09 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)
(a) I think your time is more valuable than mine, so ;)

(b) I have yet to come across a truly unique use-case :-p I reckon if we can come up with something better, we should (even if it ends up going on The List Of Things For The Support Board Overhaul, if we end up going down a configuring-support-board-for-volunteers-with-privs route? which I guess we could, because people faced with that set of prefs are probably power-users anyway...)