Accessibility Minutes 2013 02 11

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Present

  • Jon Gunderson (University of Illinois)
  • Prasana Bale (University of Illinois)
  • Nicholas Hoyt (University of Illinois)
  • Marc Johlic (IBM) - Scribe

Minutes

Starting the Open Accessibility Alliance

 * Coding practices: rules, techniques, examples and rule test examples
 * http://collaborate.athenpro.org/group/open-accessibility-alliance/ 
 * Register: http://collaborate.athenpro.org/accounts/register/ 

JG: Groups have symbiotic relationship. Allows this group to focus on rules, rulesets, libraries http://collaborate.athenpro.org/group/open-accessibility-alliance/teleconferences/

NH: Open Ajax is focusing on rules - that will continue. The other group Open Accessibility will focus on coding practices - how to fix problems. http://collaborate.athenpro.org/group/open-accessibility-alliance/

JG: Also design resources. Something for developers to find good, easy to understand information and examples of what to change in their code (when a problem is found)


New version of OAA Accessibility Extension 2.0.24 Alpha

MJ: Some questions on OAA Accessibility Extension

Discussion on opening of sidebar - initially does not open enough to view all of the columns and text in message boxes.

JG / NH: This could be due to other sidebars that have been used - an issue w/ the browser where it keeps previous sidebar width - regardless of the extension - so may not be able to force that in the OAA Accessibility Extension

MJ: Also noticed that button states did not seem to toggle off (Triage, Categories, WCAG 2.0)

JG: Been more focused on the rules themselves - will clean up these types of issues afterward.

MJ: Checking ibm.com (transitional ruleset, A and AA) - found 7 violations for 2.4.6 - Rule 70 "Headings must be descriptive"

JG: It appears those elements are currently hidden so it should not be a violation - looks like it may be a bug.

NH: Disabled "Show Hidden" in the preferences and they still show up.

JG: Will check that rule out

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