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Accessibility for blind users (Bug #659)

Added by Niels Lindenthal at 2011-10-13 07:50 pm. Updated at 2011-10-14 05:06 pm.

Status:Declined Start date:2011-10-13
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:-
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One of clients did a very detailed analysis of the accessibility of ChiliProject. They identified a large number of barriers, which make working with ChiliProject very hard for blind users. This also means that a large number of governmental organization are not allowed to use ChiliProject by law.
We are currently working on a large number of fixes. We will continuouly provide these fixes for the most severe bugs until end of November. I think it is critical to keep the accessibility in mind, when we work on the UI (e.g. #263).

Related issues

related to Bug #667: Label all input field and control tags Closed 2011-10-18
related to Bug #663: Add Alt-Tags to all images Open 2011-10-17
related to Bug #664: Replace Background images that contain crucial informatio... Open 2011-10-17


Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-10-13 11:40 pm

I agree that it would be good to improve the accessibility but this request is too broad and vague. It would be best to create an issue for each accessibility issue as you fix them. That way each change can be reviewed on it's own merit and assigned to the current version at that time. Multiple similar changes can be grouped (e.g. several changes for the Gantt chart).

  • Target version deleted (3.0.0)
  • Status changed from Open to Declined

Updated by Wieland Lindenthal at 2011-10-14 05:06 pm

Hey Niels,

that is great news. Such an analysis is a very valuable thing. For most of us software developers who are lucky to have working hands and eyes it is very difficult to judge whether or not our programs are accessible. I actually believe that ChiliProject would indeed become more attractive for the public sector if it was more accessible. I am curious to see what changes will come in.

Have a nice weekend

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