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Accessibility Issues for Forums

Discussion in 'The Dive' started by atry, November 8, 2019.

  1. atry

    atry Active Member

    Did I really just see [modedit]another form[/modedit] close a thread about disabled accessibility because an able-bodied member kept attacking the disabled ones?

    The thread started because the new forums don't work in screen readers.

    A member who does not suffer these accessibility issues kept attacking the people that do.

    Instead of blocking the member from the thread, [modedit]the moderators[/modedit] shut down discussion of accessibility issues.

    What on earth? Talk about disabled erasure!

    [mod note] @atry, your message has been restored after I pulled it into editing last night. We'll let it stand to discuss the issue only, not a specific board's actions. Do not encourage board wars.[/mod note]
    Last edited by a moderator: November 9, 2019
  2. Bookangel

    Bookangel Administrator Staff Member

    Ahem. We do not encourage Board Wars. Your post has been edited accordingly.

    You have been around long enough to know the rules.
  3. tirial

    tirial IT fixer extraordinaire

    I don't find that hard to believe, as I gave up on the site because it is unuseable for me. Options don't work, Menus don't highlight, and the colour contrast makes guessing what my screen reader has selected as live options extremely hard.

    I coded the wordcount addon here more easily than I can update my Wordcount on the actual site. Something is very badly broken.
    Last edited by a moderator: November 9, 2019
  4. skye

    skye Member

    I apologise. When someone does the equivalent of telling a wheelchair user that if they just thought positively they could walk, it gets to me.
  5. porridge

    porridge Member

  6. Terry

    Terry Active Member

    You would have thought with all the tech out there, that making a site disabled-accessible would have been out-of-the-box for whichever framework they decide to use. It's not like they aren't a ton of guidelines about it.

    They are probably along the lines of everyone uses the same browser as the devs, so everyone else should change to fit.
  7. tirial

    tirial IT fixer extraordinaire

  8. Terry

    Terry Active Member

    I heard about that from some animals rights activists that using pets for this sort of thing is immoral and should be stopped. Amazingly enough, the instant they start to suffer the same problems, they tend to be all for it, because they are special.

    Yes, they are very special...
  9. CatInASuit

    CatInASuit Administrator Staff Member

    Talking about Animal Rights Activists, (sorry a bit more off topic), I saw a bunch of them at the weekend doing a protest against fur clothes in a high street.

    I'll be honest on first sight it looked like it was against any animal products like wool or leather, which meant my thoughts of they really are the worst sheep shearers ever was partially justified until I managed to get closer and realise what it was they were actually protesting against.

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