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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#21333 closed enhancement (fixed)

Admin Toolbar - Link lacks meaningful text

Reported by: grahamarmfield's profile grahamarmfield Owned by: azaozz's profile azaozz
Milestone: 3.5 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.4.1
Component: Accessibility Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:


Within the admin toolbar there is a link to the WordPress Updates page. The text for this link however is just a number - which is made up of the number of plugins, themes with new versions.

Arguably this quite important information for admins for site security etc.

The link does have a title attribute containing the breakdown of the information, but not all screen readers will read out the title attribute values of links by default.

Please can the information contained in the title attribute be repeated in the link text - as screen reader-only text. Eg:

<span class="ab-label">10<span class="screen-rdr-class??"> consists 8 Plugin Updates, 2 Theme Updates</span></span>

Attachments (3)

21333.patch (1.0 KB) - added by SergeyBiryukov 12 years ago.
21333.overlapping-title.png (1.8 KB) - added by SergeyBiryukov 12 years ago.
21333.2.patch (616 bytes) - added by SergeyBiryukov 12 years ago.

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Change History (9)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
12 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

Had to add !important for some properties, since the toolbar resets them:

#2 @azaozz
12 years ago

Thinking it would be better to define a screen-reader-text class in admin-bar.css. Then it will be available on the front-end too and can override the reset without using !important.

#3 @azaozz
12 years ago

  • Owner set to azaozz
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In [21425]:

Accessibility: add text to the updates link in the toolbar, props SergeyBiryukov, fixes #21333

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
12 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 3.5

#5 @SergeyBiryukov
12 years ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Previous patch introduced a bug in IE 7 and 8 (21333.overlapping-title.png), probably due to an improper use of <legend> tag. 21333.2.patch fixes that.

#6 @azaozz
12 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

In [21549]:

Fix screen reader text in IE7 and 8 in the toolbar "Updates" menu, props SergeyBiryukov, fixes #21333

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