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Section 508 Compliance (webGUI Indicator Support for Color Blind Users)

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unRAID uses color to denote meaning and would be inaccessible to users with disabilities.

 

Users like me, with red/green color blindness, are not able to see when a disk is red balled. About 10% of males are red/green color blind.

 

Or you could use different SHAPES in addition to different COLORS to designate state. 

 

Or the hover text could show the state of that disk, and not a list of all of the states.

 

I have to use myMain to tell if a disk is "red balled". It shades the whole row and changes the drive icon.

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unRAID uses color to denote meaning and would be inaccessible to users with disabilities.

 

Users like me, with red/green color blindness, are not able to see when a disk is red balled. About 10% of males are red/green color blind.

 

Or you could use different SHAPES in addition to different COLORS to designate state. 

 

Or the hover text could show the state of that disk, and not a list of all of the states.

 

I have to use myMain to tell if a disk is "red balled". It shades the whole row and changes the drive icon.

 

Thank you for sharing this and we will look to address this as soon as possible.

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Note:  Tom prioritized this for us to accomplish for you in 6.0.

 

I also modified the subject line to help clarify what this post is about for those not familiar with the compliance section ;-)

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... the hover text could show the state of that disk ...

 

I definitely like this one.  Although it may also be useful to use a different shape (perhaps a * instead of a circle) so the user knows he should point to it to see the state.    Then a quick glance to see if there are any "different" symbols would let a user know whether or not he needed to check for more detail.

 

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Add my support, definitely necessary and seems like something that would be easy to do. 

 

I am very color blind. 

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Add my support, definitely necessary and seems like something that would be easy to do. 

 

I am very color blind.

 

My color blindness is not severe. And if I see a large sample of red and a large sample of green I CAN tell the difference. But with a tiny image I can't. Blue is clear but other colors (red, green, orange) all get muddled and I can't differentiate.

 

(Note this applies to all screen showing these color statuses - including the "Shares" page.)

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Please consider mobile browsers in any solution as for example what seems logical on a desktop can become clunky on a phone.

 

This obviously could take you into a whole new ticket of accessibility in general but this is a good place to start as you mean to continue.

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Also worth pondering some continuity. e.g. a red ball on the disks page is an error state but the exact same red ball on the shares page is a valid configuration setting.

 

 

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A green check mark and red X would probably work

 

 

Excellent suggestiion and maybe one of those yellow triangles with the ! in the middle for cautionary states.

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that is a nice set of icons!.  They combine both shape and color indications of what they are which is a good thing.  As important, I see they are free for commercial use.

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I really like the icon approach, makes it stand out better.

 

From being in meetings with color coded spreadsheets, it is always fun to see who sees the same colors...

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Sound idea.

 

Maybe however we should just use a free set that mirrors what people are already used to such as (random google):

 

http://www.jankoatwarpspeed.com/sixpack-status-free-icon-pack/

 

sixpack_status_icons.jpg

 

?!?!?! Wait what?  I mean people have dealt with this problem before?  And have come up with reasonable solutions?

 

;)  Sorry this theme has come up a bunch lately IRL so I was just amused.  Good find!!

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I like them to. myMain has been doing something similar for years ...

 

Hover text gives precise meaning for each icon.

 

(Note this isn't a real array, it is a sort of demo mode that randomly picks the icons. Normally you'd see all check marks on the array disks, and a red X if a disk were kicked from the array.)

myMain_Icons.JPG.fe3c9c86bb085c42a7efbd849081d7b2.JPG

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