Add the names of Widgets to the Add and Edit buttons on the Accessible Widget Management Screen
|Reported by:||cannona||Owned by:||azaozz|
When a screen reader user has accessibility mode turned on on the widget management screen, the add and edit buttons are ambiguous. The problem is that it is not obvious what widget each button is associated with.
For example, on my Widgets page, I hear:
Add Heading Level 4 Custom Menu Use this widget to add one of your custom menus as a widget. Add Heading Level 4 Google Analytics Stats Displays Stat Info From Google Analytics Add Heading Level 4 Links Your blogroll Add Heading Level 4 Meta Log in/out, admin, feed and WordPress links
Note that the line-breaks weren't inserted by me. My screen reader inserts them when it detects a division of some sort, usually the start of a new paragraph, or similar.
The ideal solution would be to change the add and edit links to have the name of the effected widget appended to them. So, instead of just "Add" it might read "Add Links".
If it was undesirable to do this for visual design reasons, the appended text could be shown to screen reader users only, using the existing CSS classes for this purpose. However, including such clarifying text could only improve usability for everyone (IMHO).
Change History (15)
- Owner set to azaozz
- Resolution set to fixed
- Status changed from new to closed