Quote from: dinocorn at Jun 15, 2017, 07:07 PM
Nice find when returning to MODX after a while
As to "latest accessibility standard", you clearly pointed out that WCAG would not do it all the way down. While waiting for the next W3C recommendations, you might as well have a look at ISO 9241-171 "Software accessibility". It applies to web applications as well as desktop software. While somewhat outdated in technical concepts, you find a lot of usability aspects in there, i.e. detailed hints for keyboard support, focus tracking, screen reader support, etc.
There is a new testing procedure available to assess the accessibility of software, based on ISO 9241-171, WCAG and more standards: http://www.biti-test.de
- alas, so far in German only. To apply it on web applications, I combine it with http://www.bitvtest.de,
which is the testing procedure for acessible websites, based on WCAG and German law.
This may give a hint to your question, how to put an accessibilty stamp on MODX core and extras.
- First of all, you need a testing procedure, i.e. an operalisation of accessibility requirements, how to test them. It should include a scoring, or agreed level of conformance: how good is good enough? MODX should build its ouwn testing procedure, as there are no commonly agreed labels outside. The BITV-Test mentioned can give a basis, but needs an enhancement, as it is lacking the dynamic aspects of web applications.
- Next, you need experts who can apply the testing procedure, and explain it to developers. You need more than one expert. When it comes to the ordeal - deciding on a conformance label - it has proven beneficial to have a "tandem" procedure, or 4-eyes-decision, of two independently testing persons.
- Could and should we form an Accessibility Advisory Board? - Yes, besides the experts it would be good to have people whith accessibilities in there who can give their personal issues as an input.
There is an english Version of the BITV-Test on the way, so there is hope to come to an end without too much of an effort. I would be glad to assist when building the MODX a11y testing procedure.
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