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?


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

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


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

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 :slight_smile:

>> 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


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

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


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

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…


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)