What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 134 Stack Exchange communities.

There are quite a few issues with Stack Exchange sites and accessibility for screen reader users. These include but are probably not limited to inability to tell whether elements such as vote up and down are clickable, inability to accept answer using a screen reader, inability to easily vote on comments, not having access to important functions such as vote up and down from the keyboard, etc. Are these issues the developers are interested in fixing or is accessibility not a priority? If the developers are interested in fixing the issues should I open a feature request for every issue I can think of, or do a section 508 style assessment to bundle everything together?

share|improve this question
    
Some of these issues have been raised before - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/68898/… & meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5207/… –  ChrisF Nov 11 '10 at 16:57
1  
I know but there didn't appear to be a lot of follow through and I don't know weather I should open 25 different bugs or batch them all as one thing. –  Jared Nov 11 '10 at 17:43
    
I hope you get the follow-through you're looking for this time. This deserves the attention. –  Jefromi Nov 12 '10 at 1:27

1 Answer 1

At this time, the Stack Exchange software is believed to be "accessible," mostly through anecdotal evidence.

Section 508 compliance is going to become a bigger issue as we work with more communities that are going to require it. If someone is willing to do a 508 compliance assessment, I would suggest compiling the findings into a comprehensive document and issuing a "Make Stack Exchange 508 compliant" [feature-request] with a link to the document for reference.

That's preferable to posting a few dozen obscure design oversights that few people will be familiar with nor care about directly.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .