Bug ID: 62668
Summary: Accessibility: Text typed into search box now not
visible when using white text on black.
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
An accessibility issue has just appeared in the main search box of Wikipedia
MediaWika version ?). The search box now fails W3C WAI Guidelne F24:
I'm using a windows 7 desktop with Firefox. I have changed my windows colours
to display white text on a black background.
The search box now sets characters typed to black. It does not set the
background colour. Therefore the background defaults to the OS colour and I end
up with black text on a black background ie. it's invisible. This is very new.
The search box has been fine up until today(ish).
Note that either:
a) Both foreground (text) and background colour should be set.
b) Both foreground (text) and background colour should not be set.
Setting one but not the other results in problems for people who are not using
default colour settings eg. the visually impaired.
Do not test with Chrome. Chrome fixes this problem on the fly for most web
pages. Text with Firefox or IE (I do not have Safari).
To see which colours have/have not been set. Go to the Windows appearance
settings and change text to lime green and background to red. Now look at the
Wikipedia site. Text typed is black (not lime green) and the background is red.
For the search box to behave as previously then the text colour should not be
set and so be aloud to default to the OS colour setting along with the
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