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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-27843 META: Accessibility compliance for 2.x
  3. MDL-30847

contextual help menu is not easily accessed by screen reader users

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    • Testing Instructions:
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      You will need a screen reader (like NVDA - www.nvda-project.org) to test this issue

      1. Start the screen reader
      2. Login into Moodle
      3. Go to My profile settings -> Edit profile
      4. Walk through the page elements with the tab button, when you reach a help button and you focus over it you SHOULD read / hear "expanded subMenu link"
      5. Click the help icon, you SHOULD hear (NVDA with default config.) the help message
      6. Repeat the same process with JS disabled, you SHOULD also be able to hear the help message, including if you disable JS through browser settings are the help content it's opened in the same moodle window you are in

      The behaviour must be the same for all moodle help buttons.

      Repeat the process in a visual browser and verify that everything works as expected

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      You will need a screen reader (like NVDA - www.nvda-project.org) to test this issue Start the screen reader Login into Moodle Go to My profile settings -> Edit profile Walk through the page elements with the tab button, when you reach a help button and you focus over it you SHOULD read / hear "expanded subMenu link" Click the help icon, you SHOULD hear (NVDA with default config.) the help message Repeat the same process with JS disabled, you SHOULD also be able to hear the help message, including if you disable JS through browser settings are the help content it's opened in the same moodle window you are in The behaviour must be the same for all moodle help buttons. Repeat the process in a visual browser and verify that everything works as expected
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_21_STABLE, MOODLE_22_STABLE, MOODLE_23_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_22_STABLE, MOODLE_23_STABLE
    • Pull from Repository:
    • Pull Master Branch:
      MDL-30847_master

      Description

      When opening the help window, there is no notification that something has opened. It just says there is a link there and focuses on to the close graphic, which has no alt text. There are some simple ARIA attributes that can be added to this window to solve this problem.

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                    Fix Release Date:
                    12/Nov/12