Hello, I am a blind user of wordpress. I started using WordPress a couple of months ago and found it to be very accessible using screen reading programmes on Windows, Mac and IPhone. However, I am a little concerned with something that appears to have been implemented into WordPress 3.3.2. There are a number of links that were once accessible that are now inaccessible. This seems to be due to the fact that they are image links that presumably haven’t been alt tagged. Alt tagging the links would make them accessible. I am able to find out what the links are by looking at the link properties and looking at the URL, but it is a slow process. I assume that alt tagging these image links would take all of five minutes. The links should be alt tagged as such:
Secondly, there is the issue of the Quick Edit feature for pages. The only thing that ‘quick edit’ has that the standard ‘edit’ option doesn’t’ have for pages seems to be the option to turn off comments. Quick Edit can pose a bit of an accessibility issue because the cursor has to be focused on the page before it will show up. Depending on the screen reader that is being used, this is a bit inaccessible because some screen readers don’t focus the cursor. It might be a good idea to either get rid of the need for the cursor to focus on the page before quick edit shows, or simply put the disable comments feature in the standard page edit option.
Thirdly and finally, custom menus:
IN order to reorder menu items you seemingly have to drag and drop the items where you want them. This is a bit of a no-go for people using screen readers since drag and drop isn’t’ really feasible. While I am aware that drag and drop is a great visual plus, it might be a nice idea to incorporate another way of ordering menu items and choosing positions in addition to drag and drop. In Joomla! You can order the way the items display by typing in a number. 1 will therefore come before 2 etc.
Thanks for reading. The first one is the most pressing, but the other two would also be handy to have sorted.
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