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Accessibility Features (Section 508)

Would like to request accessibility features to be added to the site's templates including:

FORMS:

Add label tags around the form's labels, and associate the labels with their form fields using IDs (explanation: http://webaim.org/techniques/forms/screen_reader.php#labels)

Group form controls using fieldsets and legends, where appropriate (explanation: http://webaim.org/techniques/forms/screen_reader.php#group).

NAVIGATION:

Add a "skip navigation feature" to allow keyboard users to skip over the navigation menus, when they are tabbing thru links on a page. (explanation: http://webaim.org/techniques/skipnav/#focus).

These features would make the sites more accessible to disabled users (people who cannot use mouse, blind people using screenreader software, etc) and help make them more compliant with the US government's Section 508 guidelines.

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      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We would appreciate further input on this from everyone. Obviously it is hard to impossible to ensure accessibility for all pages/functions in one go so we would appreciate more details - which of Wild Apricot specific pages/functions currently are the biggest bottlenecks in your organization accessibility-wise?

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thanks for your input. This makes perfect sense and we will consider this in our development plan (though it will be a while - quite a bit of other stuff in the pipeline already)

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