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CMS4Schools Web Accessibility Enhancements

As CMS4Schools is updated to address web accessibility issues, we will post information identifying what those items are below.

Week Ending May 5, 2017

  • Web Accessibility positioning updates to resolve layout issues when enabled on some sites 

Week Ending April 28, 2017

  • replaced font size changer functionality with Web Accessibility Toolbar. Allows for Universal Access button to be placed on website on screen in the upper right or lower right. When enabled, visitors are able to change to a different color contrast for background and text elements for low vision and color blind viewers. Additionally, visitors are able to change font sizes of HTML text elements. Option can be turned on and off via the Settings section of the CMS4Schools Admin.
  • updated for onChange events for forms

Week Ending April 21, 2017

  • added document type encoding for RSS feeds

Week Ending April 14, 2017

  • no updates

Week Ending April 7, 2017

  • added language definition to English on printable calendar and lunch menu views

Week Ending March 31, 2017

  • resolved Hub Theme issue with missing h2 tags
  • added fieldset tag to radio and checkbox groups in I-Forms

Week Ending March 24, 2017

  • added additional table presentation attributes to properly identify data tables versus presentation tables
  • edited duplicate form field titles
  • added legend tags to forms

Week Ending March 17, 2017

  • Updated all text editors to include an accessibility checker button to verify accessibility on web editor entered content

Week Ending March 10, 2017

  • added iframe title to all Theme Design Google Translate menus
  • updated Quick Links tools to use Go submit buttons
  • updated layout tables to identify them as presentation tables rather than data tables
  • updated Mini Calendar empty links JavaScript references for next and previous months

Week ending March 3, 2017

  • added auto-filling Page Title for newly created pages in Navigation Builder to populate the Page Title so screen readers can easily identify page title and hierarchy
  • added Accessibility Checker in Navigation Builder to individually check pages for Web Accessibility issues using WAVE webaim tool.
  • fixed Calendar of Events HTML markup errors that could prevent some screen readers from navigating easily
  • added empty alt text when images are part of a link containing text on Link tools
  • updates to improve JavaScript onclick and onkeypress events to be more accessible
  • added Adobe Reader download link on Hub Theme pages that contain PDF links
  • set all colors on body HTML tags in CSS
  • added fieldset and legend HTML tags to Faculty List tool
  • added unique form field labels on Theme Search fields
  • added titles to form fields on Mini Calendar views
  • removed text-decoration:none in CSS for Hub Theme links
  • updated alt text duplicating link names
  • removed empty titles from images with empty alt text
  • set English as language on various page templates that previously didn't include them
  • set titles on form fields for Request Building Use tool
  • added onkeypress for links with onclick for Links, Resources / News, Lunch Menu, and Photo Album tools
  • fixed typo in Quick Links image alt text tag to be a valid alt text tag
  • add alt text to images within Link tools that are set to the link name
  • removed language from script tag in Lunch Menu too as it's deprecated
  • added label tag for textarea in Lunch Menu iCal feed link
  • added valid HTML source document for Lunch Menu iCal feed link
  • added legend to Faculty Email
  • added presentation role to layout tables in Mini Calendar
  • removed title tag from images where alt text might end up being empty
  • fixed skip navigation on Theme Designs

Week ending February 24, 2017

  • added alt attribute to images where missing
  • added anchor links to Calendar of Events previous and next links
  • added titles to form fields where missing

Week ending February 17, 2017

  • fix skip navigation on some Theme Designs
  • added titles to form fields where missing
  • updated font resizer to allow for more dynamic sizing and more size options
  • added title and/or alt to Hub Theme News links

Week ending February 10, 2017

  • released updated font resizer feature
  • added English as language on Mini Calendar detail screens
  • CAPTCHA replacement with reCAPTCHA

Week ending February 3, 2017

  • added English as language on Faculty Calendar of Events, Faculty Mini Calendar, Faculty, Lunch Menu tools

Week ending January 27, 2017

  • added title tags to Faculty List tool form fields

Week ending January 6, 2017

  • updated Prism Theme link alt text to distinguish between links
  • added alt text for PDF icons that are CMS generated

Week ending December 30, 2016

  • Clarity Theme accessibility fixes
  • Editorial Theme accessibility fixes
  • Hometown Theme accessibility fixes
  • Hub Theme accessibility fixes
  • Vivid Theme accessibility fixes
  • Inform Theme accessibility fixes
  • Prism Theme accessibility fixes
  • AddThis tool accessibility fixes
  • Mini Calendar accessibility fixes
  • Calendar accessibility fixes

Week ending December 23, 2016

  • Prism Theme accessibility fixes
  • added valid alt values to images that didn't already have them which are controlled by the CMS
  • added names and values to form input fields
  • replaced the input type submit with an input type image
  • added alt values to input type images
  • added skip to main content links on Theme designs

November 3, 2016

  • addition of <H1> heading tag for pages generated by Resources / News tool and Faculty pages (being rolled out to customers over the next several weeks); page titles must be already present on the page or be entered by the website content editor in order for for this to appear

October 25, 2016

  • replacement of on-screen CAPTCHA characters with web accessible reCAPTCHA
  • consistently displaying <H1> heading tag for page titles (being rolled out to customers over the next several weeks); page titles must be already present on the page or be entered by the website content editor in order for for this to appear
  • addition of English language page declaration on pages generated by Resources / News tool
  • modifying iCal subscription page to be a valid HTML page
  • addition of <label> tag for iCal subscription page
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