Closed Bug 732204 Opened 9 years ago Closed 9 years ago

accessibility - Make text in the sidebar easier to see for people with disability's

Categories

(support.mozilla.org :: General, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED FIXED

People

(Reporter: david.weir, Unassigned)

References

(Depends on 1 open bug)

Details

(Whiteboard: [ux help needed])

Attachments

(2 files, 1 obsolete file)

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:10.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.2
Build ID: 20120215223356

Steps to reproduce:

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Actual results:

they are hard to see for people with eyesite problems


Expected results:

make them a easier for people to read
Summary: accessibility - Make text easier to see for people with disabilitys → accessibility - Make text in the sidebar easier to see for people with disability's
                  <span>Article</span>
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          <a href="/en-US/kb/Safe%20Mode/discuss">Discussion</a>
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                      <a href="/en-US/kb/Safe%20Mode/edit">Edit Article</a>
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                      <a href="/en-US/kb/Safe%20Mode/locales">Translate Article</a>
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          <a href="/en-US/kb/Safe%20Mode/history">Show History</a>
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      <nav id="quick-links">
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            <li class="edit">
    <a class="show" href="#doc-tabs">Show editing tools</a>
    <a class="hide" href="#doc-tabs">Hide editing tools</a>
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As per the request of bram

please note i dont know html or that to make the text darker
Depends on: 735750
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
hi guys can we get this done soon
Whiteboard: [ux help needed]
Would be good if they were mad as dark as the other sidebar menus, also when i am on text we should make the text on the login page a bit darker
Attached image SUMO KB sidebar (obsolete) —
The background color of the edit menu is tweaked so that it looks the same compared to other sidebars. Is this the right move? In my opinion, it reduces the difference between the  editmenu and the sidebar
Yeah, they look too similar now. We can make them fat, but that'd probably put too much focus on them, and in all honesty I'm not convinced they are hard to read for people with disabilities. After all, the text there is already bigger than our main body font.
I have spoke to some people about this and they think it is a good idea 

as its hard to see the editing menu's 

I thought we were ment to make the site a lot more accessible for people with a disability
I think the issue is not about font size, but how light the text is compared to the background, almost indistinguishable to my very good eyesight. I think Bram's mockup is a step in the right direction at least, to make the text darker so contributors can have a chance to see them.
There are WCAG guidelines for this, we should follow them. http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG/
Depends on: 721518
Can we get a update on this bug if possible 

as its been going for a wee while without a reply
(In reply to David W(satdav) from comment #9)
> Can we get a update on this bug if possible 
> 
> as its been going for a wee while without a reply

I have implemented the color scheme used in comment 4. To do something more drastic, let’s wait on the visual redesign to happen. I believe that the redesigned sidebar links will remain blue-colored, but also bigger. This should help readability quite a bit.
(In reply to David W(satdav) from comment #9)
> Can we get a update on this bug if possible 
> 
> as its been going for a wee while without a reply

I have implemented the color scheme used in comment 4. To do something more drastic, let’s wait on the visual redesign to happen. I believe that the redesigned sidebar links will remain blue-colored, but also bigger. This should help readability quite a bit.
Comment on attachment 616517 [details]
SUMO KB sidebar

Already implemented.
Attachment #616517 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Blocks: 721518
No longer depends on: 721518
No longer blocks: 721518
Depends on: 721518
for the attension of ux they still look a bit too light
Brum we need to make them darker now that the theme has got darker the links in the side bars as they are blending in with the theme
issue still the same need to make them just a bit darker
this is the second screenshot with more issues
David, those are standard colors used across mozilla.org We can't just change them on SUMO. 

I'm marking this fixed as the new sidebar has more contrast than the old one.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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