[Hpr] Comment form and edit field accessibility

Dave Morriss perloid at autistici.org
Tue Jun 2 11:38:22 PDT 2015


On 02/06/15 11:01, Mike Ray wrote:
> The edit fields in the comment form on the web site are totally silent
> once a screen-reader has switched into focus mode.
> 
> This means that tabbing to the next field does not speak what it is for.
> 
> This leads to folks like me needing to take the screen-reader out of
> focus mode so I can read the label, and back into focus mode to input text.
> 
> Here's a fragment of html which would fix this, I hope this does not
> screw up any email clients set to render html.  If it is, shame on you:
> 
> <label for="name">Name :</label>
> <input id="name" class="input" type="text" name="name">
> 
> The <label for...> is what does it.

Hi Mike,

I'm looking into this.

I think I can generate the necessary label tags by changing a template
file, but it'll need some experimentation and this comment system is
rather fragile.

I will email you off-list to ask you to test my changes in due course.

Dave




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