[Hpr] Accessibility problem
perloid at autistici.org
Sun Sep 18 06:16:14 PDT 2022
On 01/08/2022 21:09, Mike Ray wrote:
> I just spotted a glaring accessibility issue on the HPR site.
> I just listened to the community news, published today, and heard
> mention of a show about Kafka. Which I need to know about right now for
> So I went to the site and to the tags page.
> Running down the list of tags that begin with the letter 'K', I found:
> • kafka: 3639
> That's fine, but only the 3639 bit is included in the link.
> So, when I hit the 'k' button to navigate by links in NVDA, a Windows
> screen reader, all I get is number after number. I believe all major
> screen readers include a key to jump from link to link.
> No idea which is the Kafka show.
> So, the link needs to be changed to include the tag in the anchor.
Just to keep everyone up to date, I made some tweaks to the tags page to
try to make it more accessible. I emailed Mike about the latest changes
and, I think I'm right in saying, he finds it a lot more usable.
The changes have been:
- Add a header at the start of each alphabetic tag section. Mike says he
can navigate by headers, and this was a change he suggested.
- Add an 'aria-label' attribute to each show link that contains:
the word 'show'
the show number
An example of the latter might be:
target="_blank" aria-label="kate - show 1840">1840</a>,
target="_blank" aria-label="kate - show 2055">2055</a>
This change makes the links associated with the tag more meaningful when
using a screen reader.
Please let us know if there are more accessibility issues we need to
tackle on the HPR site!
Dave Morriss, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK | perloid at autistici.org
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