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  Public Ticket #3072601
Accessibility
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  • Tristan started the conversation

    I'm working on the accessibility of my website, unfortunately the shortcode does not appear to work with tabbed interface so used that do not use a mouse are unable to engage with mp3 files.

    For example on this page I have two play buttons, if you navigate the page using tab, you'll notice that you skip straight passed both play buttons.

    This will be because you're using a div element to manage play/pause, whereas a Button or A tag would be more suitable.

    Is there any chance you would update this in a future release?


    Attached files:  Screenshot 2022-06-26 at 15.44.43.png

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    Alexandre replied

    Hi Tristan, 
    I dont understand your issue here. Which navigation tabs are you talkin about?

    Thanks,


    Alexandre from the Sonaar.io Crew

  • Tristan replied

    Apologies, I meant the Tab key on your keyboard.

    Imagine a blind user, they obviously wouldn't use a mouse. Instead they'd  use the Tab key to progressively move through clickable elements within a page with a screen reader explaining what they do based on alt/title tags.

    Because your mp3 play button is a div, it's not possible to land on it using keyboard navigation, meaning it's not possible for users to engage with unless they can use a mouse or trackpad.

    Head over to https://soundcarrot.com/shows/master-machine/bonus-master-machine-first-appearance/ and press the tab key, you'll see what I mean.

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    Alexandre replied

    Ok, That make sens. I understand why you are asking if we will replace the DIV by a button. Unfortunately, for now this task is not on our roadmap.

    Thanks,


    Alexandre from the Sonaar.io Crew

  • Tristan replied

    That's a shame, as unfortunately that means any website using your plugin (or themes I guess) is totally inaccessible for blind users and those with mobility issues preventing the use of a mouse/trackpad.

    I'm sure I can find and edit the required tag, so no worries there, but I'd urge you to raise this as it's a very small tweak that would radically affect the usability of your tech.

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    Alexandre replied

    Hi Tristan, 
    You bring good arguments. I will share them with our team. 

    Thanks,


    Alexandre from the Sonaar.io Crew