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ePortfolios for everyone - web accessibility in Mahara


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ePortfolios for everyone - web accessibility in Mahara

  1. 1. ePortfolios for Everyone Accessibility in Mahara Presented by Catalyst IT // 20th March 2014
  2. 2. 2 Why accessibility? (and what is it anyway?) • It’s about allowing as many people as possible to use your website • It affects a lot of people • It’s not hard • You write better code • You won’t get sued
  3. 3. 3 Who's it for? Example personas Hanako Japanese student Blind Martin Lecturer Low motor skills Doug Mature student Low motor skills Julia Independent Low vision
  4. 4. How is it done? 4 How is it done? Following standards • Descriptive text for images and labels for form elements • Semantic elements for headings, lists, buttons, etc. Benefits Hanako and Julia “Overdue” “Completed” “Search”
  5. 5. 5 How is it done? Keyboard accessibility • Drag and drop • Dropdown menus Benefits Hanako, Julia and Doug ↑ Enter ↓
  6. 6. 6 How is it done? Use of colour • Contrast between text and background • Contrasting links Benefits Mike and Julia
  7. 7. 7 How is it done? Logical ordering • HTML is in a logical order • The default tab order isn’t modified Benefits Hanako, Julia and Doug
  8. 8. 8 What about the rest of us? Do we get any benefits? • Simplicity • Usability • Maintainability • SEO
  9. 9. 9 Links Bug reports - Patches - Developers' checklist -