Details

    • Type: Sub-task Sub-task
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9.5
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Accessibility, Course
    • Labels:
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE
    • Rank:
      768

      Description

      A course page is crowded and content-rich (on a representative page, JAWS tells me, "page has 24 headings and 96 links"), and it's not easy to know where to start.

      Why it matters

      Sighted users can easily see that the middle column is likely primary: it's much wider than the other two, and for anyone familiar with the web it looks like content, while the other two columns look like navigation or tools.

      Blind users have no way of perceiving this. The "Topic outline" header isn't very meaningful, and there's no explicit "Start here" marker.

      Possible solution

      Each course should start with a small amount of narrative. Even a "Start here" heading with copy like, "Read assignment #1 and follow the links under it" would be very helpful.

        Activity

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        Rossiani Wijaya added a comment - - edited

        'skip to main content' link is already available in the page, therefore created patch to use 'skip to main content' link, instead of 'start here'.

        adding Sam to watcher list.

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        Rossiani Wijaya added a comment - - edited 'skip to main content' link is already available in the page, therefore created patch to use 'skip to main content' link, instead of 'start here'. adding Sam to watcher list.
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        Rossiani Wijaya added a comment -

        removing patch, to fix css layout.

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        Rossiani Wijaya added a comment - removing patch, to fix css layout.
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        Rossiani Wijaya added a comment -

        re-post patch

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        Rossiani Wijaya added a comment - re-post patch
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        Sam Hemelryk added a comment -

        The patch looks fine Rossi, I think making use of the existing main content skip to is a smart idea.

        After talking with Rossi yesterday we agreed that this was a better idea that introducing an second skipto link that would only be used when viewing a course.
        As for the useful blurb the teacher adding a label to the course/topic would be a better solution than trying to get Moodle to make sense out of what has been added, this information is useful to all users.

        Helen could you please give us your thoughts on this matter? if you are in agreement then I think it would be fine for Rossi to go ahead and commit the patch

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        Sam Hemelryk added a comment - The patch looks fine Rossi, I think making use of the existing main content skip to is a smart idea. After talking with Rossi yesterday we agreed that this was a better idea that introducing an second skipto link that would only be used when viewing a course. As for the useful blurb the teacher adding a label to the course/topic would be a better solution than trying to get Moodle to make sense out of what has been added, this information is useful to all users. Helen could you please give us your thoughts on this matter? if you are in agreement then I think it would be fine for Rossi to go ahead and commit the patch
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        Helen Foster added a comment -

        Making use of the existing 'skip to main content' link sounds good to me too, though we really need feedback from someone using a screenreader. Hopefully someone will respond to Rosie's post in the accessibility forum.

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        Helen Foster added a comment - Making use of the existing 'skip to main content' link sounds good to me too, though we really need feedback from someone using a screenreader. Hopefully someone will respond to Rosie's post in the accessibility forum.
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        Rossiani Wijaya added a comment -

        accessibility qa site is located at http://access.moodle.net/course/view.php?id=2

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        Rossiani Wijaya added a comment - accessibility qa site is located at http://access.moodle.net/course/view.php?id=2
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        Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

        +1

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        Martin Dougiamas added a comment - +1
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        Rossiani Wijaya added a comment -

        commit patch to 2.0

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        Rossiani Wijaya added a comment - commit patch to 2.0

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