[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #23560: Keyboard Accessibility of Add Media Panel

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#23560: Keyboard Accessibility of Add Media Panel
 Reporter:  grahamarmfield  |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)    |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:  4.0
Component:  Media           |     Version:  3.5.1
 Severity:  normal          |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch     |     Focuses:  accessibility

Comment (by lancewillett):

 Sharing feedback sent in by a blind user and a11y consultant Jose María
 Ortiz (https://twitter.com/jmortizsilva). He sent to me via email, I'm
 translating here into English as he'd like to contribute his notes.


 I’ve tested the Media Grid "instert existing items to a post" workflow in
 Safari 4.0 on Mac and IE, Firefox, and Chrome on Windows with various
 screen readers: VoiceOver 6.0 (333.11), Jaws 15, and NVDA 2014.2.

 In all cases I’m unable to select an image in the Media Grid without using
 a mouse. In both Safari and Firefox I can see that checkboxes are there to
 select, but I cannot use the keyboard to actually check the boxes, I have
 to use a mouse.

 In IE11 the screen reader doesn’t even detect the checkboxes, the only
 thing it sees are the links to “Deselect”, so it’s impossible to select an

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/23560#comment:85>
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