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    Default Accessibility issue to the forums

    Hi,

    I'm testing forum access for help on a thread where the user does not have
    graphical mode. So I tried w3m, links, and lynx. All displayed the forum
    thread correctly, but all failed at the login page.

    Can this be solved?

    Can you provide an alternative login page for those with accessibility issues?

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    Default Re: Accessibility issue to the forums

    On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:33:05 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm testing forum access for help on a thread where the user does not
    > have graphical mode. So I tried w3m, links, and lynx. All displayed the
    > forum thread correctly, but all failed at the login page.
    >
    > Can this be solved?


    It's probably a non-trivial thing to solve, but I can check and see if
    there's something we can do.

    > Can you provide an alternative login page for those with accessibility
    > issues?


    I would be inclined to recommend NNTP for the short term - even if we can
    address the issue with accessibility of the login page to text-based
    browsers, it probably isn't going to be something we can fix in the short
    term.

    Jim

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    Default Re: Accessibility issue to the forums

    On 2012-03-22 19:33, Jim Henderson wrote:
    > On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:33:05 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:



    >> Can this be solved?

    >
    > It's probably a non-trivial thing to solve, but I can check and see if
    > there's something we can do.


    That's all I can ask :-)

    >> Can you provide an alternative login page for those with accessibility
    >> issues?

    >
    > I would be inclined to recommend NNTP for the short term - even if we can
    > address the issue with accessibility of the login page to text-based
    > browsers, it probably isn't going to be something we can fix in the short
    > term.


    Me too, I suggested nntp.


    In my country, I think webs get an accessibility stamp or seal when they
    prove they can pass certain tests. I have no idea how this is done, time
    ago it meant browsing with text only browsers. Often it means that the webs
    have to present a link to another version of the web that disables flash
    and other niceties, or they are designed entirely to be accessible.


    wikipedia on web
    accesibility


    Some examples (in Spanish):

    Spanish
    tax site



    accessibility info



    certification


    accessibility certification site




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    Default Re: Accessibility issue to the forums

    On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 23:38:06 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    >>> Can you provide an alternative login page for those with accessibility
    >>> issues?

    >>
    >> I would be inclined to recommend NNTP for the short term - even if we
    >> can address the issue with accessibility of the login page to
    >> text-based browsers, it probably isn't going to be something we can fix
    >> in the short term.

    >
    > Me too, I suggested nntp.
    >
    >
    > In my country, I think webs get an accessibility stamp or seal when they
    > prove they can pass certain tests. I have no idea how this is done, time
    > ago it meant browsing with text only browsers. Often it means that the
    > webs have to present a link to another version of the web that disables
    > flash and other niceties, or they are designed entirely to be
    > accessible.


    Yes, there are guidelines for accessibility in the US as well - I'd done
    a little bit of work on that for a website that I run for a local
    community organization.

    I've asked the question, so we'll see where the discussion goes.

    Jim

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    Default Re: Accessibility issue to the forums

    On 2012-03-23 03:29, Jim Henderson wrote:
    > I've asked the question, so we'll see where the discussion goes.


    I know that resources are limited, so I only asked more for curiosity than
    for real need for myself. I'm fortunate not to need it. But who knows...

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