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Occurs when options are turned off in Admin Zone - Setup - Configuration -Accessibility

A couple of things I've noticed.

1.  Inside the permissions tree editor, when using IE, the options to expand the zones does not work, but does when using Firefox.

2.  When using firefox the header markers aren't accessible to screen readers when inside the admin zone, but are when browsing with IE.

3.  When adding to a catalogue the category selection box is showing raw HTML.  Example:

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1– we'll improve for the next patch release.

2– I don't understand, but this sounds like an issue with the browser or screen reader rather than ocPortal.

3– This is a bug and will be fixed in the next patch release.


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Chris Graham said

2– I don't understand, but this sounds like an issue with the browser or screen reader rather than ocPortal.

I'm talking about header tags, in HTML it is the

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<h1>
or in comcode

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[title="1"]
.  A screen reader not only uses the header tags as reference points between sections, but screen readers also have a hot key, (Special key combination,) that when pressed, jumps you from one header to the next with out having to scroll down the page.  For example in the admin zone, there's a header tag around the logo in the top left corner, and then another where the header text,

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[title sub="You are in the Admin Zone, and this is your website's dashboard"]Status[/title]
is.  So for instance, I'm using Windoweyes as my screen reader, I hit the Admin zone's front page and once it has loaded I can press my "Header Hot Key" twice and be taken strait to

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[title sub="You are in the Admin Zone, and this is your website's dashboard"]Status[/title]
instead of having to arrow down through all the menu and such.  When I use Internet Explorer with Windoweyes it behaves like it should but when I use Firefox it is only recognizing, in the admin zone anyway, the header surrounding the logo.

You could be, and probably are absolutely correct that this could be a screen reader or browser issue and not with ocPortal.  In the over all skeem of things not really even a problem to speak of.  At most it is a minor enconvenience but still an issue with complete accessibility and is the only reason I mentioned it.  Lord knows you and the guys have went entirely above the call when you designed ocPortal with accessibility in mind.  I'm probably your biggest fan, and probably the most vocal about it as far as that goes.  My hat's off to all of you and if you don't do another thing towards accessibility please know that you are heads and shoulders above the rest and I thank you.
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