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edited January 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
The forum does not validate for even A level accessibility. Simply putting a <label> tag around every form input would technically validate it at AAA accessibility. Surely a simple action like this is worth it? After all, Vanilla is about embracing standards, eh?


  • lechlech Chicagoland
    I'll just jump in for mark here and say "we're working on it!", I'm sure after he sees this post though he'll add it to his "to-do list".
  • Ok - keep me posted on the progress. I'll spread the word when it becomes accessible.
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    from the outside, things appear ok, however, you're right, on the inside, all is not well. I'll add this to the buglist.
  • edited August 2005
    That's not accessibility. That's standards. Try: http://www.cynthiasays.com/ and set to Priority 3 - you'll notice it fails at the first priority level, 1, for pages with forms. (eg http://lussumo.com/community/signin.php and many others) If this forum was made level 1 (or without much work 2 or 3) then it would cause a big stir in the accessibility world. The only problems I've seen are labels, or lack of. If they were put around inputs/textareas then this would be huge. Could this happen?
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Absolutely. I'm just not up on what needs to be done to bring it up to code. If you wanted to go through page-by-page and send me an email of what needs to be done (or at least a few pages so I get the general idea), I'd be happy to bring it up to par for the next rev.
  • OK - will send you some examples soon. Cheers. Andy.
  • thats awesome! really
  • For accessibility, here are some resources a friend of mine uses: http://forum.alsacreations.com/topic.php?fid=6&aid=30 (check "Ressources Internationales" for english ones as this is a french forum) and in particular "Bobby", the #1 link of this section http://webxact.watchfire.com/
  • Mark, I sent you an email with some examples. Reckon it would be easy to add the labels?
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    It should be, yes. Thanks for the tip!
  • Hello there. I'm very interested in the work that you are doing with this forum framework. I have worked with applying Web and Accessibility Standards to phpBB and I certainly wouldn't mind helping out with any Accessibility standards issues that you are working on. Good work from what I've seen so far. Cheers, cb
  • Just checking back after arriving here from accessify. Mark, did any changes I suggested ever make the next version of Vanilla? I know a lot of people would love an accessible forum.
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Have you gotten a copy of vanilla 0.9.3 yet? I haven't put the label tags in yet, no. But if you wanted to take a look at the templates and either do it yourself or tell me where, I'd be glad to.
  • http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/forms/_LABEL.html This shows you how to insert a label tag correctly. It's fairly simple but email me if you need some help. OK?
  • Am I right in guessing Vanilla forums still aren't accessible?
  • Is there any development with regards to making vanilla forum accessible?

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