[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #32152: List table: Comments column accessibility improvements

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Thu May 14 19:50:35 UTC 2015

#32152: List table: Comments column accessibility improvements
 Reporter:  afercia       |       Owner:  afercia
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  4.3
Component:  Comments      |     Version:  4.2
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch     |     Focuses:  ui, accessibility

Comment (by sharonaustin):

 This is such stunning work by the accessibility team; I am always in awe
 and appreciation of what's being done here by these great people in
 accessibility, and by WordPress in general.

 As far as the "split bubbles" are concerned, consider the fact that the
 colors used, although they have great contrast between the background and
 the number of comments, do not have sufficient contrast between each
 other.  A person with color-blindness would not be able to tell the

 Visually speaking, the numbers run together, and become confusing.  The
 numbers could easily appear as "18.1" instead of "18" and "1", and "93"
 instead of "9" and "3" to those with poor vision.  This "visual
 miscommunication" is made more likely to occur because the numbers are
 horizontally side-by-side, where English speakers, at least are taught to
 "read" text as one unit.  If designers choose to pursue a split bubble,
 consider putting one number on top and another on bottom, rather than
 side-to-side, to help inform a reader that the numbers are distinct.

 Again, thank you so much for all the hard work.  I am really in awe of the
 tremendous work being done by all here, and hope to contribute in some
 small way to the process.

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