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Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 9 days ago

#47135 new defect (bug)

Drag and drop functionality unavailable to keyboard or touchscreen

Reported by: anevins Owned by:
Milestone: 5.3 Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version:
Component: Media Keywords: has-screenshots needs-patch wpcampus-report
Focuses: ui, accessibility Cc:


Moved from the WPCampus accessibility report issues on GitHub, see https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/15316

  • Severity:
    • Low
  • Affected Populations:
    • Blind
    • Motor Impaired
  • Platform(s):
    • All / Universal
  • Components affected:
    • Edit Media

Issue description
The Edit Media interface* includes the ability to re-arrange the boxes by
drag and drop, however this can only be achieved by mouse users, since
the functionality does not support touch or keyboard users.

Users of touchscreens and keyboards cannot re-order the boxes. Speech
recognition users may be able to if they can manipulate the mouse with
speech (such as using Mouse Move), however this is onerous and

Remediation Guidance
Allow keyboard and touchscreen users the ability to re-arrange the
boxes. This can either be done with dedicated buttons, such as are used
within Gutenberg for moving Blocks; or it could be done by extending
drag and drop support to keyboard and touch users (a good example of
which is dragondrop: https://schne324.github.io/dragon-drop/demo/).

Relevant standards

Note: This issue may be a duplicate with other existing accessibility-related bugs in this project. This issue comes from the Gutenberg accessibility audit, performed by Tenon and funded by WP Campus. This issue is GUT-80 in Tenon's report

*Original issue description and screenshot are available at page 142 of the complete technical report PDF. However, the screenshot appears to be related to the edit post screen in the classic editor.

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Change History (6)

#1 @afercia
4 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 5.3

#2 @afercia
3 months ago

Previously: #39074.

#3 @karmatosed
2 weeks ago

  • Keywords needs-design-feedback added

#4 @karmatosed
11 days ago

  • Keywords needs-design-feedback removed

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by joedolson. View the logs.

9 days ago

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