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Am I just missing something here?

Hey gang,  Looks as though I am unable to add any galleries.  I fill out the form, and get the message:

Code

You did not fill all the fields on the form correctly
 However, all the fields are filled in.  When I use Firefox I get that message, but in IE when I click on

Code

Add Gallery
nothing happens at all.  Am I missing something my screen reader is not seeing?

The fileds I see are:

Code

* Title
Images From Alabama
A concise line that entitles this.
* Codename
images_from_alabama
The codename for this (you can't use spaces or any kind of punctuation, and it's
best to avoid capital letters).
Description
This field supports Comcode
 [
What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get editing (interactive visual editor)
Enable WYSIWYG editing
 ]
A concise description for this.
Images for the State of Alabama
Teaser description
This field supports Comcode
Information about the gallery shown in the gallery teaser block; one use is for a
description for those who may not have access.
Representative image
Representative image
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\websites\FSFA\uploads\attachments\us_flags\Alabama.gif
Browse...
Clear
A small image representing this category. To reiterate: this is a small image, like
a thumbnail; if you upload a large image, pages containing the image will be unusable.
* Parent
This is a required field and must therefore be filled in
Contract
Category
FSFA Image Galleries
If there are additional categories available underneath a category then there will
be a clickable 'plus' icon shown to the left of it. Choose your selection by clicking.
The parent category (i.e. the category above this one).
Accept images
Accept image submissions to this gallery.
Accept videos
Accept video submissions to this gallery.
Personal category container
Owned child categories (personal categories) will be automatically created as member's
submit - one per member. The child categories will automatically take on submission
and permission settings of this. The child categories may only be submitted to by
the owner of the child category, unless the "Submit to categories belonging to other
members" permission is assigned.
Regardless of permissions or settings, nobody will be able to submit to this category
directly if you choose this option.
Flow mode interface
Show the interface whereby entering the gallery shows the first image page, with
links to further images shown below; in other words, the gallery browsing and image
viewing is combined. Note that flow-mode does not include pageination, whilst the
regular mode does.
watermarking
Watermark image for top-right
Watermark image for top-right
Browse...
Clear
The image which will be blended into the top-right of the gallery image, as a watermark.
Watermark image for bottom-left
Watermark image for bottom-left
Browse...
Clear
The image which will be blended into the bottom-left of the gallery image, as a watermark.
Watermark image for bottom-right
Watermark image for bottom-right
Browse...
Clear
The image which will be blended into the bottom-right of the gallery image, as a
watermark.
feedback and notes
Notes
Additional information for the staff.
permissions
Here you can set view access and specific-permissions for this resource. The default
specific permissions for this type of content will be used unless you override them.
Four override-presets are provided to save you time, but you need not follow them.
Usergroup
Presets
View access
Download the contents of a gallery as an archive file
Submit mid-impact (medium visibility) content
Bypass validator for mid-impact content
Edit own mid-impact (medium visibility) content
Edit mid-impact (medium visibility) content
Delete own mid-impact (medium visibility) content
Delete mid-impact (medium visibility) content
Guests
Use defaults
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
Repeat
for other
groups
Chief Of Staff
Use defaults
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
Repeat
for other
groups
General
Use defaults
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
Repeat
for other
groups
Colonel
Use defaults
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
Repeat
for other
groups
Major
Use defaults
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
Repeat
for other
groups
Captain
Use defaults
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
Repeat
for other
groups
Lieutenant
Use defaults
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
Repeat
for other
groups
Warrant Officer
Use defaults
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
Repeat
for other
groups
Sergeant
Use defaults
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
Repeat
for other
groups
Corporal
Use defaults
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
Repeat
for other
groups
Specialist
Use defaults
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
Repeat
for other
groups
Private First Class
Use defaults
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
Repeat
for other
groups
Private
Use defaults
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
Repeat
for other
groups
Probation
Use defaults
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
Repeat
for other
groups
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Hi,

The IE problem is a known bug that'll be fixed in the next patch release.

In Firefox I think you'll need to turn off Javascript. The parent gallery is a JS selected field (tree list), but if you turn off JS it will revert to a simple list selection.

Now, this might get a bit tricky. ocPortal detects Javascript by getting Javascript to store a cookie. The server knows if that cookie is there Javascript is there. So even if you disable Javascript now it'll probably not actually fix it because the cookie will still be there. Therefore you might need to put &keep_has_js=0 onto the end of the URL.

Ultimately what would be nice is if we had ARIA support, which is a new standard that makes Javascript more accessible. That is something we do have in mind, but still need to look into.


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#48961

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Hi Chris, thanks. After seeing the capture that I posted, I noticed the "Parent" onclick, which my screen reader is skipping over and not reading to me in non-MSA mode.  it is a tad clumsy, but workable.  I was able to use my screen reader's version of a mouse and click on the onclick and my Gallery was accepted.
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chipster said

Repeat
for other
groups
Colonel
Use defaults

First, I cannot even BEGIN to comprehend your ability to overcome your handicap. My hat is truly 'doffed' in your direction.

It is one of the main reasons that I chose ocPortal over many other CMS's; its strict adherence to standards that, amongst many other things, caters for non & partially-sighted users out of the box. How cool is that!?!

I quoted a snippet from your post to ask whether you had considered that 'Full Bird Colonels' might have their beaks put out of joint to be included in a category that has 'Half Colonels'?

That was meant to be a lighthearted observation. I fully appreciate that the generic term 'Colonel' includes both categories I've mentioned.

Perhaps you could post a list of common mistakes that the sighted users make during web building that makes life difficult for those with sight problems?

Keep posting. I read your posts with the utmost interest and amazement.

Take my advice. I'm not using it!

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Fletch said

First, I cannot even BEGIN to comprehend your ability to overcome your handicap. My hat is truly 'doffed' in your direction.

It is one of the main reasons that I chose ocPortal over many other CMS's; its strict adherence to standards that, amongst many other things, caters for non & partially-sighted users out of the box. How cool is that!?!

Hi Fletch,
Thanks for your kind words of admiration however underserved they are.  What some, in society and even those with a disability, would call a handicap, others would call a mere inconvenience.  I choose the latter more than the former.  Having been sighted for many years, before being blinded by a scattering gun blast to the chest and face, I am one of the lucky ones, which has had sight, and knows truly the pleasure and beauty of the home we call earth.  It also gives me the advantage of being able to picture, in my mind's eye,  what I want my web pages to look like, and feel more confident in my coding.

OCP being accessible right out of the box is not only a GOD send, but a testimony to the care and great pains Chris, Alan, and the staff of OCP, has given to make such a wonderful product available.  I can honestly say that in the past ten years, I have installed and tried every CMS on the market, no exaggeration, and I'll never use another after finding OCP!  Their attention to markup, layout, and even down to the built in accesskeys, has made such a  difference in my web developing and work flow.  On a small side note, if you are interested, after I finish the project I'm on, and it goes live, I'll be releasing a review on< "OCPortal - A blind person's view from install to finished site," which I'll be posting a copy of here in either the Introduction or General Chat forum.

Fletch said

I quoted a snippet from your post to ask whether you had considered that 'Full Bird Colonels' might have their beaks put out of joint to be included in a category that has 'Half Colonels'?

Heh. Funny you mention that.  A friend of mine, which is a retired Colonel, drop in the other day while I was working on the site, and started giving me a lot of grief over it.  Of course I guess the Sergeants and Warrant Officers, will really be fussy.  BG.  On a serious note.  I had tried uses the entire rank class from PV2 up to *****, but wow, just to many usergroups.

Fletch said

Perhaps you could post a list of common mistakes that the sighted users make during web building that makes life difficult for those with sight problems?

Wow!  Where to start.

I guess my biggest pet peeve is the image alt attribute.  That includes the lack of use, the over use, and/or the mis-use of it. People will use blank images as spacers to make their site look pretty or uniform.  However, if their editor doesn't do it for them when they try to validate it, the validation tool says that every image must have an alt attribute to validate.  So what do they do?  Go through the entire document and place alt="Spacer.gif" in every spacer image tag.  Now how does this effect a blind person.  Imagine being sighted and trying to read through a web page that "Spacer.gif" has "Spacer.gif" every "Spacer.gif" every "Spacer.gif" other "Spacer.gif" word.

And then there's the ever famous button and images that have no description other than  its URL.  Now how in the world would I know what:

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 http://somewebsite.com/cgi-bin/miscscript.ext?function=xyz&154637254fjdklskjf&andklfkjjfneio+456jihjihjebbruuuzzzzz
mean?

Last but not least.  I also love the alt="Picture of a hat"  That tells me a lot I tell ya.  Is it a red hat, blue hat, quzurple hat.  a cowboy hat, ball cap, military cap?  Is it laying flat, on its edge, upside down? On a white background, black background, or is some one wearing it?

The list could go on and on.  Non use of header tags. improper use of lists. tables with out summaries.  I'll have to give it some thought.  Maybe I'll write an article on it. LOL
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Community saint

Thanks for taking the time to reply. Made my day!

chipster said

Wow!  Where to start.

I'll have to give it some thought.  Maybe I'll write an article on it. LOL

I assumed I was 'fair-to-good' in this department but I, like many others I suspect, need to go back to basics.

Much food for thought and yes, an article by a non-sighted person will almost certainly carry a lot more weight than the 'advice' given in any number of validation documents.

Go for it - the article, I mean!


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