Dashboard info (Create and Collect, ...) is hard to understand when using a screen reader

Bug #1259401 reported by Jono Mingard on 2013-12-10
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mahara
Low
Jono Mingard

Bug Description

The large info section on the Dashboard (Create and Collect, Organise, Share and Network) is hard to navigate using a screen reader because of the complexity of the section.
- All images need appropriate alt text
- The HTML structure should be simplified so that links are easier to understand. Currently it's hard to figure out what's plaintext and what the links do since there are so many one-word elements (in Create and Collect and Share and Network). It would be helpful if these could be merged so that each icon (with its text) is a single link.

Fixing one problem or the other may be enough - alt text for the images would help understanding, or if the images and text are bundled into one link then alt text becomes unnecessary.

Affects latest master (using Orca 3.4.2)

Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2013-12-12
Changed in mahara:
importance: Undecided → Low
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2013-12-19
tags: added: academy

The dashboard image does not have links when a user is logged out but does when a user is logged in. Make sure that both states work.

Changed in mahara:
status: New → Confirmed
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2014-01-23
Changed in mahara:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Jono Mingard (mingard)
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2014-01-28
Changed in mahara:
milestone: none → 1.9.0

Reviewed: https://reviews.mahara.org/2955
Committed: http://gitorious.org/mahara/mahara/commit/a76a0f970faf277e823bb0e52aa265baa9c71265
Submitter: Son Nguyen (<email address hidden>)
Branch: master

commit a76a0f970faf277e823bb0e52aa265baa9c71265
Author: Jono Mingard <email address hidden>
Date: Fri Jan 24 13:58:15 2014 +1300

Simplify home info for screen reader users (Bug #1259401)

Make the table layout more logical (3 rows and 3 columns), changed
inner tables to divs and made complex links into simple ones.

Change-Id: I0625ff6a4b99ffd0d35324cdc8da96a03948876d
Signed-off-by: Jono Mingard <email address hidden>

Robert Lyon (robertl-9) on 2014-02-25
Changed in mahara:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Robert Lyon (robertl-9) on 2014-04-22
Changed in mahara:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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