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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#6082 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Manage screens need "title" attribute on links for accessibility

Reported by: jhodgdon Owned by:
Milestone: 2.6 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.5
Component: Administration Keywords: accessibility
Focuses: Cc:

Description

As of [7135], the links to view and edit on the Manage screens are unclear and violate accessibility guidelines, because they lack meaningful "title" attributes.

For instance, on Manage Posts, to view a post, you click on the post date or the "unpublished" link. But the link and the screen don't tell you that is what the link is for, it just has the date as a link and no indication that it should view the post. To edit a post, you click on the post title, but the link and the screen don't tell you that, it just has the title as the link text and no indication what clicking it will do.

A minimal suggestion to make this more usable and conform to standard web usability guidelines would be to put link titles such as "View Post" and "Edit Post" on these links, rather than repeating the link text as the hover title, which does not tell you what the link does.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/#gl-facilitate-navigation (point 13.1) for clarification on this very basic and quite standard web accessibiliy guideline. People with vision issues and using screen readers may not be able to use this web interface as it is.

Applies to Manage Posts, Manage Pages, Manage Links, Manage Categories, Manage Tags, etc. They all need descriptive link titles.

Change History (12)

comment:1 ryan6 years ago

[7353] does manage posts.

comment:2 ryan6 years ago

(In [7354]) Add title attribute to edit page link. see #6082

comment:3 ryan6 years ago

(In [7355]) Add title attribute to edit comment link. see #6082

comment:4 mdawaffe6 years ago

As a reminder, the ticket also recommends doing this for "View %s" links.

comment:5 ryan6 years ago

(In [7363]) Add title attribute to edit link link. see #6082

comment:6 ryan6 years ago

(In [7364]) Add title attribute to edit category link. see #6082

comment:7 ryan6 years ago

(In [7365]) Add title attribute to edit link category link. see #6082

comment:8 ryan6 years ago

(In [7366]) Add title attribute to edit media link. see #6082

comment:9 ryan6 years ago

(In [7367]) Add title attribute to edit tag link. see #6082

comment:10 ryan6 years ago

(In [7373]) Add title attribute to view post link. see #6082

comment:11 ryan6 years ago

(In [7374]) Add title attribute to view page link. see #6082

comment:12 jhodgdon6 years ago

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

This appears to be fixed, so I will go ahead and close the bug.

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