[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #31143: Login error handling accessibility improvements

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Sun Mar 1 09:52:54 UTC 2015

#31143: Login error handling accessibility improvements
 Reporter:  afercia                  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement              |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                   |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Login and Registration   |     Version:  4.1
 Severity:  normal                   |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch needs-testing  |     Focuses:  accessibility

Comment (by rianrietveld):

 Results WPa11y test team:

 Tina Tedesco
 Screen reader: JAWS 15
 When I put in a wrong user name and password, my screen reader did relay
 the error message properly, clearly and understandable.

 Screen reader: NVDA 2011, IE11, Windows 7
 Tested the loging with incorrect username and password and noticed a big
 difference between the the nightly build and the one with the patch, the
 incorrect one (nightly build) left me wondering what happened but the
 fixed one read it out right away. Excellent!!

 Screen reader: NVDA
 Looking and sounding good! NVDA reads out the error text. It doesn't
 notify me that "Lost your password" is a link though (for some reason). It
 sounds more like a taunt now.
 It's particularly annoying because Chrome seems to like to focus on the
 first input field when a page is refreshed, meaning I need to shift-tab to
 get to a link I may not even realise is there.

 Petra de Jong
 Screen reader: Supernova
 I got a decent warning what went wrong with the login:
 wrong username, wrong password, no password given, etc.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/31143#comment:5>
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