Questions tagged [accessibility]

Questions that discuss the usability of Stack Exchange sites by people with disabilities.

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Could the voting and accept links be made normal images so that they don't disappear in high contrast display modes?

Upvote, downvote, accept answer and favorite buttons appear on stackoverflow websites as background images. This limits accessibility of the site: If I view stackoverflow sites in High Contrast ...
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Can I post feedback about the insights of development for accessibility?

I should like to offer some small insights into the development of an accessible application from the possibly rather rare perspective of a severely visually impaired user developing for my own use. ...
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migrating question using android doesn't clear placeholder field

When using an android phone (in this case my HTC One running android 4.3 and Chrome browser) whenever I need to migrate a question I can select the 'Migration' option but can't clear all the ...
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Let me use the arrow keys when searching in the site switcher [duplicate]

When I want to switch to a site that's not in my top five by rep, I enter a term into the search box in the site switcher menu: And there it is -- that's the one I want! Let's go! My hands are ...
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Privilege creation: answering and upvoting without JavaScript, targets vision impaired people

I would like the creation of the privilege to answer and upvote, logged in, but without JavaScript. Set it at as high as 1000 points, if you fear robots. You may even take, for example, 200 points to ...
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Cannot navigate into the multicollider with keyboard - so cannot access main / meta anymore

The original multicollider™ wouldn't even open with a keyboard, but the new one can be selected and opened with enter. However you can't actually select any of the options within it with the keyboard; ...
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“Decline” text box automatically focuses and breaks tab-navigation

Normally the forms used on Stack Exchange are quite handy to be used with keyboard navigation, since they respect tab order and the buttons can be activated, for example, with Space. When you enter ...
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The title attribute contains line breaks if there is spoiler text or an image, and is inconsistent between the pages

It seems that while the title attribute for each question link on the front page of each SE does not include the spoiler text or pictures, the line breaks still are still present in the source code. ...
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Assistive Computing

I find myself suddenly with vision loss - not 100% but fairly close. I'm wondering if/where there is a good place in SO to discuss ideas/questions/help on assistive technologies. I use a Mac so I ...
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Sort sites alphabetically on the leagues

The league site picker seems to be ordered on site statistics instead of alphabetically: This makes it very hard to find Photography, Physics and Philosophy (for example) since they are nowhere near ...
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how do you print from stackoverflow? [duplicate]

Codeblocks have horizontal scrolling. So, how can I print from StackOverflow to show all code? Is there a way to turn horizontal scrolling off? It's no good for mobility impaired users, anyway, so ...
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Reversing a disability-related post ban

After a year of waiting I am finally able to ask a proper question here and I do expect a reasonable answer. I am a 30 year old Java developer suffering from a brain tumor and the after effects of 2 ...
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Can the status of whether an answer has been accepted be a separate icon rather than a color difference?

It seems to me that the color difference to indicate whether a question has an accepted answer in the question listings on many sites may be too subtle, and indeed may be IMPOSSIBLE to decipher for ...
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SE Mobile accessibility fail

The StackExchange sites that have a mobile theme seem to include the following markup in the head (I only checked stackoverflow but I'd imagine the other sites with mobile support do the same). <...
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Color blindness. Accessibility. Impact on ability to moderate questions

Possible duplicate question. I just realized that SO possibly blocks out many potential Moderators from editing questions. Due to color blindness. 7 % of males are red-green color blind (source ...
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Make all the links in user profile page reachable with keyboard only

Sometimes I love to put my mouse away, let it rest, and navigate the site only with keyboard. With enough TAB clicks I can reach any link and activate it - all good. However, in the user profile ...
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Checkmarks on new SE sites are inconvenient for red-green colorblind users

When I ask a question on some of the new SE sites (and every answer has a check mark next to it for me to select one as my accepted answer), it's very hard for me to tell the difference between the ...
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Why alt attribute is empty for all the images in tags?

Images in sponsored tags in the overview and next to questions, don't have an alt. Like for Android: <img src="http://sstatic.net/stackoverflow/img/tag-android.png" height="16" width="18" alt="" ...
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Stylesheets for some sites hide button focus cues

On Mathematics, Arqade, Electrical Engineering, and Ask Different (to list those which I have noticed), the styling on form submit buttons (such as “Post Your Question” and “Save Edits”) removes all ...
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Careers profile help text is not selectable

Repro steps: Start editing your Careers 2.0 profile. Select a field and notice help text on the right. Try to select the help text with your mouse. Unexpected result: The text disappears as the ...
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The reCAPTCHA has become too difficult for humans to solve

The reCAPTCHAs have suddenly become almost illegible. I regularly have to change it four or five times before I find one I can read. I am tempted to just enter the known word (an easy guess), and ...
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Encourage people to use alt text

People should be encouraged to use alt text when they upload images to questions or answers. Even experienced users with 110K rep have forgotten to do so at least one times. A tooltip would be ...
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The page not found page lacks alt text

We couldn't find the page you requested. We did find this sign which might help. The image next to it doesn't have alt text associated with it. If you don't know anything about the image, you might ...
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Navigate without touching the mouse [duplicate]

I hate touching the mouse, is there a way to navigate through Stack Overflow questions without doing so? I'm thinking something akin to Google's search results (not sure how long this has been a ...
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Best way to bring up accessibility issues with Stack Exchange sites?

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 ...
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How accessible are the Stack Exchange sites for users of screen reader software?

There are some plans to put more information on askubuntu.com which is a Stack Exchange site. I am concerned it may not be as readable to everyone as it could be on a plain wiki. Is there any ...
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“Skip Code Snippet” links

Between The suggestion that tabular data can be represented well enough using code sections, The suggestion to use ROT13 for "spoilers" and the Web Content Accessibility Guides for ASCII figures I ...
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May 13 updates cause major regressions for screen reader users

I am now unable to do anything on the site requiring graphics such as voting or accepting answers. Reputation is also not read properly, mine is read as 856110, I'm assuming badges and actual ...
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May 13, 2010 updates break high contrast Windows mode

With the new updates applied within the past 24 hours or so I can no longer see the vote up/down buttons. For accessibility reasons I found it necessary to replace all website specified colors with ...
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Make comment voting and comment flagging accessible

According to this comment voting isn't accessible. It would be nice if both comment voting and flagging were made accessible to screen reader users since they both have the same issue of needing to be ...
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How do you up vote a comment?

Before I put this in as an accessibility feature request I want to make sure I'm not missing something. How do you up vote a comment? For questions and answers my screen reader reads vote up and vote ...
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Non visual way to see if a question you asked has an accepted answer?

I currently have no way to tell what questions I've asked have accepted answers. After the vote up and vote down graphics my screen reader announces "graphic check". I know clicking on this graphic ...
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Stack Overflow logo alt text incorrect?

I just noticed that the Stack Overflow logo image alt text is "logo homepage". The W3C WCAG 1.0 guidlines state that every non text element should contain a text equivalent. This isn't very specific ...
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Stack Overflow accessibility with screen reading software?

As a blind user of both Stack Overflow and Server Fault I was wondering if any thought has been given to making the sites more accessible? Most things work well enough such as asking and answering ...

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