Accessibility: New Topic/Reply form not accessible to screen reader

A screen reader user on iOS reported that several buttons on the New Topic/Reply form are not correctly labelled.

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  • The reply button in the bottom-left is being read as “Or press Ctrl+Enter”, not “Reply” as expected
  • The hamburger button in the top-right is not labelled
  • The upload image button in the bottom-right is read as “link”
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Is this specific to mobile?

Of the buttons listed, I think only the Reply button appears on the desktop version but it’s still labelled “Or press Ctrl+Enter”

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@owlish I would love to get this sorted, can you provide us with a quick start of how to test this? What software do we install locally?

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The Chrome Vox screenreader was recommended for accessibility testing.

NVDA is another free option for Windows.

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Just wanted to check in to see if there’s been any movement on this or if you need any more information

Hi @sam, is there any other information you need for this?

I think we have what we need, its just a question of resources at the moment.

I am adding a #pr-welcome on this in case someone from the community wants to help out.

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