Dashboard links aren't being properly read by screenreaders.
|Reported by:||quanin||Owned by:||azaozz|
The top level menu links in the dashboard menus use either very few alt tags in their images, or none at all. As such, screenreaders--at least those that I've tested with--read the links as, for example, wp-admin/plugins or wp-admin/edit-comments as opposed to what they should read. In *most* cases, it's not a major issue, however it reduces the ability to navigate the various screens quickly unless you *really* know what you're doing, and are very familiar with both the capabilities of your screenreader and the underlying layout of Wordpress (for example: knowing you need to access wp-admin/post-new.php instead of clicking on the link that, according to your screenreader, just says wp-admin/edit and hoping it gets you to the right screen). I could make the changes myself and just submit a patch, if that would be helpful, but I'm still not entirely sure yet where everything's located in wordpress's code--I'm learning, just slowly--and as such, am not yet sure how to best go about telling Wordpress to accept a proper alt tag for the various menu images.
Note: this is only a problem for the top level menus--submenus underneath behave as advertized. In fact, if the top level menus were designed the same as their children, this wouldn't even be an issue that needed fixing. However, since that's not necessarily the direction WP's heading in, adding alt tags to these image links would be the next best way to fix that issue so far as accessibility is concerned. I appreciate any attention that can be given to this matter.
Change History (29)
- Summary changed from Graphical links in Dashboard need alt tags. to Dashboard links aren't being properly read by screenreaders.
- Version set to 3.3
comment:18 azaozz — 23 months ago
- Owner set to azaozz
- Resolution set to fixed
- Status changed from new to closed
comment:20 follow-up: ↓ 23 nacin — 23 months ago
- Resolution fixed deleted
- Status changed from closed to reopened