Site search box does not have a label

Bug #1262867 reported by Jono Mingard on 2013-12-19
This bug affects 1 person
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Jono Mingard

Bug Description

For people using screen readers, having a label for every form input is essential as they have no other (easy) way of knowing what the input is for. Currently the site search box does not have an associated label.
A hidden label should be added which contains the search box placeholder text (either "Search users" or "Search" depending on which plugin is used)

Affects latest master

(WCAG Level A)

Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2013-12-19
Changed in mahara:
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in mahara:
status: New → Confirmed
Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2014-01-12
Changed in mahara:
assignee: nobody → Jono Mingard (mingard)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
milestone: none → 1.9.0

Submitter: Robert Lyon (<email address hidden>)
Branch: master

commit f19fd70ad336bfe69f5208e976834f606964bff1
Author: Jono Mingard <email address hidden>
Date: Mon Jan 13 11:18:35 2014 +1300

Add hidden label to site search box (Bug #1262867)

Add new option to pieforms element, 'hiddenlabel', which adds the class
'accessible-hidden' to the element's label. Used this setting in the
universal search form for both internal and elasticsearch plugins.

Change-Id: Ie9c35a40b5aa818368ee2bd784d9f00d8592a465
Signed-off-by: Jono Mingard <email address hidden>

Jono Mingard (mingard) on 2014-01-13
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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