[SIG] Accessibility - MODX Community Forums https://forums.modx.com/board/?board=281 <![CDATA[WIP: Accessible Data Grid]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/102309/wip-accessible-data-grid?page=2#dis-post-554116
Targeting a future version of MODX (4.x) and as part of recommendations I've drafted for the MODX Advisory Board, I've been working on a data grid component that is mobile, keyboard, and screen reader accessible. Would great appreciate feedback especially from experienced assistive technology users. There are issues labeled "accessibility" and "help wanted" on GitHub:


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https://forums.modx.com/thread/102309/wip-accessible-data-grid?page=2#dis-post-554116 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:25:36 +0000 https://forums.modx.com/thread/102309/wip-accessible-data-grid?page=2#dis-post-554116
<![CDATA[Accessibility Mandate]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/102411/accessibility-mandate#dis-post-553155 https://github.com/modxcms/mab-recommendations/pull/3

And since then I've been rather stuck tying up the loose ends. I'd appreciate community feedback, especially from anyone with experience using assistive technology.

Some loose ends are:

  • How is a PR given an a11y stamp of approval?
  • How are accessibility advisors appointed to those in need of one?
  • Could and should we form an Accessibility Advisory Board?

I decided not to include mandating accessibility in MODX Extras however I do think it is important we advocate best practices and provide tooling that meets accessibility requirements. I believe strongly in a11y-all-the-things, just not as much as I believe in creative freedom (of developers). If someone wants to publish an inaccessible MODX Extra I feel they should be free to do so. Perhaps we could add an a11y label to the repo so it is easy to find Extras that have been given the a11y stamp of approval.]]>
https://forums.modx.com/thread/102411/accessibility-mandate#dis-post-553155 Sat, 12 Aug 2017 03:21:32 +0000 https://forums.modx.com/thread/102411/accessibility-mandate#dis-post-553155
<![CDATA[New Setup Installer w/ a11y Preferences]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/102211/new-setup-installer-w-a11y-preferences?page=2#dis-post-551304
In the spirit of open source and inclusive design, I'd like to start a discussion with the community on what accessibility preferences they would like to have.

The current preferences available are:
Legibility (Font size)

  • Regular
  • Large
  • Extra Large


  • System
  • OpenDyslexic
  • Open Sans
  • Raleway
  • Ubuntu
  • Fira
  • Anonymous Pro


  • Normal
  • Black on White
  • White on Black
  • Automatic


  • Disable Drag 'n Drop
  • Increase Hit Area


  • Reduce Motion


  • Exaggerate Focus Styles

Also see the Accessible Setup MAB DRAFT:
https://forums.modx.com/thread/102211/new-setup-installer-w-a11y-preferences?page=2#dis-post-551304 Tue, 30 May 2017 06:16:39 +0000 https://forums.modx.com/thread/102211/new-setup-installer-w-a11y-preferences?page=2#dis-post-551304
<![CDATA[Insights from MODXpo Cologne]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/87452/insights-from-modxpo-cologne#dis-post-550924
It catched us from behind: the insight that the MODX Manager is just a website, we can style it like any other website, applying all the good practices we already know.

Why not position the TVs in a configurable grid structure, so that your backend layout may represent the frontend layout? – That would be a UX goodie, one thing Typo3 does right.

Why not configure the colors in variables like in LESS/SASS, so that everybody may set their preferred color scheme, say a high contrast scheme? – That would be one good way to cater for persons with low vision. Another good way would be to allow for personal color schemes on OS or browser level. Just take care that no text and icons are in the background where they get extincted by a personal color scheme. See here how it is done: http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/2010/01/high-contrast-proof-css-sprites/

Why not make the layout responsive to screen size? – That would cater for mobile users as well as for people with low vision who use low resolution or text enlargement.

We heard some great talks about responsive strategies, it is not only about layout but also bandwidth, with effect on images and scripting. What if your client wants to edit their website in the underground where connection is low? MODX should be able to login and submit even if JavaScript is not there. This means some extra work, as core functionality should be provided on the server as well as in the frontend. But this is old stuff, we can easily find the methods in the old php-based web apps.

From the point of accessibility, mobile web is a fortune, as there are some similar restrictions and requirements. What you would perhaps not do for accessibility, you easily do it for mobile. And some old-fashioned virtues, like progressive enhancement, come back into place.
https://forums.modx.com/thread/87452/insights-from-modxpo-cologne#dis-post-550924 Thu, 18 May 2017 01:34:47 +0000 https://forums.modx.com/thread/87452/insights-from-modxpo-cologne#dis-post-550924
<![CDATA[High Contrast Theme]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/87473/high-contrast-theme?page=3#dis-post-550209
I split this thread from the general insights thread http://forums.modx.com/thread/87452/insights-from-modxpo-cologne#dis-post-481671. So please, any new comments on high contrast theme come here.]]>
https://forums.modx.com/thread/87473/high-contrast-theme?page=3#dis-post-550209 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:14:18 +0000 https://forums.modx.com/thread/87473/high-contrast-theme?page=3#dis-post-550209
<![CDATA[MODX Accessibility Forces]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/83643/modx-accessibility-forces#dis-post-540220
It is still too early to figure out what has to be done in detail. The good news is that we can start from scratch, implementing accessibility during the design phase, then going forward step by step through development. Best conditions to achieve a good result.

For the time being we should join our forces.

Hello out there, are there any other accessibility people? Or people interested in accessibility? – I would be glad to hear from you. Please feel free to start any discussion or question related to MODX and accessibility.

See you
https://forums.modx.com/thread/83643/modx-accessibility-forces#dis-post-540220 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 06:03:58 +0000 https://forums.modx.com/thread/83643/modx-accessibility-forces#dis-post-540220
<![CDATA[Web accessibility extension]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/95708/web-accessibility-extension#dis-post-518094 Currently the application, named "Itchikai" is not fully localized but it's planned.
Don't hesitate to contact me for further information.

Itchikai / Web accessibility extension
Démo (in French, next in English) :

Additionally, Itchiweb.com is also able to set-up any WCAG 2.0 / Section 508 MODX website]]>
https://forums.modx.com/thread/95708/web-accessibility-extension#dis-post-518094 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 05:28:00 +0000 https://forums.modx.com/thread/95708/web-accessibility-extension#dis-post-518094