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From: Jonathan C. Cohn
Date: Jan 31, 2022 1:19PM


i regularly use Jira but not the cloud version. except for tagging and some other functions in edit fields that use a list at the end of the DOM for suggestion completions I find editing tickets OK.
Our accessibility team has a “dashboard“ that includes a pie chart at the top that is fully accessible. Perhaps, if you’d like to get together we can write an article on JIRA accessibility and post it to the bats website.
Jonathan Cohn

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> On Jan 31, 2022, at 2:39 PM, Michael H < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I was curious if anyone has any tips on how to best use Jira Cloud as a
> blind user?
>
> I'm assuming the kanban boards are not accessible, but I'm curious if
> anyone has found alternative views and workflows that would allow a blind
> person to productively use the software?
>
> I learned that a user can create tickets and add comments via email:
>
> https://support.atlassian.com/jira-cloud-administration/docs/create-issues-and-comments-from-email/
>
> Nice. But maybe not great?
>
> Are there any 1st or 3rd party apps that streamline/improve the interface?
>
> Their a11y page makes it sound like they are striving to be accessible:
>
> https://www.atlassian.com/accessibility
>
> I emailed them two months ago ( <EMAIL REMOVED> ) asking for advice, but
> haven't heard back.
>
> I have yet to read the VPAT. :(
>
> Mostly curious to hear if others have been able to find ways to make this
> software a usable and productive tool for themselves and/or their visually
> impared colleagues.
>
> Thanks!
> > > >