Graham Armfield has asked for the Menu UI to receive some accessibility attention.
Associated Trac link.
esmi, Graham Armfield, and Cyndy Otty are discussing. Toggle Comments
Thanks for posting about that Esmi, I believe it is vital that everyone who maintains a site in WordPress should be able to fully create their own menus.
Of course at the moment the order of menu items and the hierarchy can’t be changed without the ability to drag and drop – an alien concept for some people and for some assistive technology like screen readers.
Sighted keyboard users can manipulate menus if they know about mouse keys, and speech recognition users can do drag and drop commands although it’s hard to get things precise enough some times.
But, how to make the menu builder accessible to everyone?
Is the best way to add an accessible option – similar to the one that exists for managing Widgets (which has similar-ish functionality)?
Or is there another way that would work better for everyone?
And (perhaps similar to other areas within WP) are there sufficient instructions clearly available so that everyone understands what they are changing and how to go about it?
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