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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#8990 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

Widget select boxes could be more accessible

Reported by: jidanni Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 2.7
Component: Widgets Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: Cc:


The dropdown menus on the widgets are an accessibility disaster to the
general reading public. There simply is no submit button, so for text
browsers, people with javascript turned off, and search engines, there
is no way to select an item! Note, I am complaining about the page
produced to the general public, not the administrator interface.

If the user makes the unfortunate choice of enabling drop down menus,
he unknowingly tosses accessibility out the door into the trash can.
If you won't fix it, please put a warning on the checkbox.

Change History (2)

#1 @ionfish
7 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from 2.8 to 2.9
  • Priority changed from high to normal
  • Severity changed from major to minor
  • Summary changed from widgets drop down menus NO ACCESSIBILITY to Widget select boxes could be more accessible

Perhaps you could post a patch which would resolve the issue. One approach that springs to mind would be adding submit buttons and then writing some JavaScript to hide them and submit the form when an option is chosen from the select box.

I should note that forms can be submitted in most browsers by hitting the 'Enter' key when a form field is selected.

Bumping this to 2.9 since no patch is provided.

#2 @ryan
7 years ago

  • Milestone 2.9 deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Widgets admin is being redesigned for 2.8.

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