In our June 1 IRC session on accessibility, two participants who use screen readers were puzzled as to why comments now have points associated with them. When sighted participants explained the Vote Up/Down widget, the screen reader users tried again to find it. Neither could do so.
The attached image shows that the WAVE toolbar failed to tag this widget — in other words, it cannot perceive it. This is the same problem encountered by screen readers and people who must rely on them. They cannot perceive the widget, so they can neither interpret it nor use it.
To be accessible to all, features and content must first be perceptible. If this widget is to continue to be a part of drupal.org and groups.drupal.org, it must be modified to allow who use either of these sites to participate.
FAILED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] Invalid patch format in vote_up_down-widget.patch. View
FAILED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] Unable to apply patch 0001-815984-follow-up-by-marvil07-droplet-Make-widgets-re.patch. View
FAILED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] 107 pass(es), 8 fail(s), and 10 exception(es). View
FAILED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] Unable to apply patch 0001-bug-815984-by-mgifford-marvil07-Cliff-Make-widgets-r.patch. View
FAILED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] 107 pass(es), 8 fail(s), and 21 exception(es). View