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  1. Sakai
  2. SAK-44182

Accessibility: Tool descriptions in tool menu need to be removed as they are an accessibility issue

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: OPEN
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 20.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Accessibility, Portal
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    • Test Plan:
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      1. Create a site with several tools, including Overview, Resources, Lessons.
      2. Access the site and mouse over each tool in the menu.
      3. You should not find the tool description there.
      4. Enable a screen reader and navigate the tool menu.
      5. You should not hear the tool description on each tool.
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      Create a site with several tools, including Overview, Resources, Lessons. Access the site and mouse over each tool in the menu. You should not find the tool description there. Enable a screen reader and navigate the tool menu. You should not hear the tool description on each tool.

      Description

      Per this discussion on the Sakai mailing lists, the labels on tools in the tool menu have now been changed to include the tool short descriptions.

      This is an accessibility issue because it adds distracting and unhelpful information for screen reader users to have to listen to for every link when trying to navigate. It's also confusing to students because the tool descriptions are not intended to be used in this way.

      Whatever change caused the tool descriptions to be added to the menus needs to be reverted. Unfortunately, I can't find the jira where it was implemented.

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                  Assignee:
                  maintenanceteam Core Team
                  Reporter:
                  rainribbon Tiffany Stull
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