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From: Jan Heck
Date: May 24, 2013 6:35PM
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I'm trying to help somebody put up an accessible site, and it appears
she's been convinced she needs to use Drupal. That may be overkill for the
site's needs, but that's a separate issue.
Every Drupal site I can find makes me nervous. What I've noted in a really
- Everything is a div wrapped in a div wrapped in a div--very verbose and
weighty pages. Can someone tell me if this creates any accessibility
- They don't use any semantic coding that I've been able to find--it's
generally <div id="header"> instead of <header>, and no role attributes
- Various keyboard navigation issues, e.g., no visual cues where you are
as you tab
I realize at least some of this is theme-dependent, but I have no idea how
Can anyone tell me this: If somebody has created a really clean and
accessible template (not a Drupal theme, but just a page template or two),
is it possible to drop this into Drupal and just use Drupal as a CMS,
without all its fancy "stuff"?
I'd be appreciative if anyone can enlighten me about Drupal and
accessibility, at least some main points.
Thanks very much!