Required form fields are not obvious to screen readers

Bug #1259393 reported by Jono Mingard on 2013-12-10
This bug affects 1 person
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Jono Mingard

Bug Description

Required form fields are denoted by asterisks in Mahara (as in most websites), but the asterisks are not inside the <label> tag and are therefore not read out by screen readers. People who use screen readers still need to know that the fields are required.
Possible solutions include moving the asterisks inside the label tag or adding hidden "required" text to the label.

Affects latest master (using Orca 3.4.2)

(WCAG Level A)

Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2013-12-10
description: updated
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2013-12-10
description: updated
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2013-12-11
Changed in mahara:
importance: Undecided → High
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2013-12-12
Changed in mahara:
importance: High → Critical
description: updated
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2013-12-16
Changed in mahara:
importance: Critical → High
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2013-12-18
Changed in mahara:
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Jono Mingard (mingard)

I'd prefer the hidden "Required" text as that is clearer than "Asterisk".

Jono Mingard (mingard) wrote :

Fix was already committed ... hidden "required" text might be a little clearer but asterisks are widely enough recognised to be just as effective

Changed in mahara:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
milestone: none → 1.9.0
Robert Lyon (robertl-9) on 2014-04-22
Changed in mahara:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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