[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #29955: Section 508 issues found on WordPress 4.0 admin page.

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Sat Jan 24 14:34:37 UTC 2015

#29955: Section 508 issues found on WordPress 4.0 admin page.
 Reporter:  johnnygo        |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)    |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Administration  |     Version:  4.0
 Severity:  normal          |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                  |     Focuses:  accessibility

Comment (by afercia):

 > 5. When the user attempts to login with incorrect login information a
 message appears on the screen, “ERROR: The password you entered for the
 username admin is incorrect.  Lost your password?”  This statement is not
 made available for JAWS to announce automatically.

 Attached patch could be a simple way to have error messages automatically
 announced after page refresh, given that the login form fields receive
 focus on page load. Would like to ask the accessibility team their
 feedback and availability for testing.
 Tested with Firefox + NVDA, seems error messages are read out correctly.

 This solution could be used also for the other login forms: lost your
 password, reset password...

 Moved also two question marks, small detail in order to have screen
 readers read out text with a proper tone.

 having the form fields focused with JavaScript conflicts with the browser
 trying to focus on the "Would you like to remember the password..." built-
 in popup, at least in Firefox. A bit annoying for keyboard users.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/29955#comment:4>
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