Accessibility is important for people with disabilities or special needs.
Features in HabiticaEdit
Use of Tab Edit
Task items not selectable with tab/enter
|Workaround: Most elements in the middle of the pages, such as +/- buttons in Habits, checkboxes in all tasks, and gold buttons in Rewards, items in inventory and the shops, etc. are not currently focusable elements and cannot be selected through tab and enter. Currently those items must be selected using the mouse or touch screen|
|habitica Issue #9796|
Use the Tab key to move your focus through elements on the web client pages. Pressing the Enter key activates the focused element in the same way as clicking on the element.
For most pages, focusable elements include:
- the toolbar tabs on the top of the screen
- text boxes such as the Search Bar, the boxes to add new Tasksfilter search boxes
- some other page elements like the Filter dropdown on the Tasks page
- links inserted in task names, checklists etc. using markdown
- checkboxes in Tasks
- the links at the bottom of the page
Show Chat Messages in Reverse Order Edit
This option reverses the order of Tavern, guild, and party chat messages, making older messages appear first and newer messages at the end. This assists players using using screen readers because it allows messages to be read in chronological order.
Suggesting Additional FeaturesEdit
Currently Habitica only has a small set of built in accessibility features. You can suggest additional features using the Accessibility Settings Trello card. However we recommend that third-party tools be used where possible as they are already optimised for adding accessibility features to websites and provide a consistent methodology. If your preferred accessibility tool does not work with Habitica, please request assistance on the Trello card.
Third-Party Accessibility OptionsEdit
The size of text in most browsers can be varied. Press Ctrl (for Windows) or cmd (for MacOS) and scroll the mouse wheel or press +/-. On some browsers, press Ctrl/cmd and 0 (zero) to reset to the default font size.Vimium add-on for Chrome has been confirmed to work with Habitica. For example, after installing the Vimium add on into the Chrome browser, a player can hit "escape" then "f" to show keyboard shortcuts for all focusable elements on the screen. VimFX is a similar add-on for Mozilla Firefox.
There are a wide range of other add-ons and software that help navigation on websites.
See also Features in Habitica above for keyboard navigation between clickable elements.
For Anxiety and Depression Edit
Use of The Habit Loop within Habitica can help manage and improve anxiety and depression, there is a (currently under reorganisation) page giving idea on how to adapt Habitica for anxiety and depression.
For Autism Edit
For Players Who Can't Do Tasks Reliably Edit
If a player can't do a Daily on a specific day, they can add a checklist to the Daily that says "Impossible to complete today", or something similar. They can then check off the checklist item and not get any damage from the Daily. However, they will lose their streak and won't receive a Perfect Day buff, since completing the checklist on a Daily prevents damage dealt but the Daily itself is still incomplete. Alternatively, the player can set the start date to the next day to deactivate the Daily.
If the player wants to do something 3 times a week, but they don't know when they'll be able to do the Daily, they can make a Daily with 3 checklist items and make it active at the end of the week. They can check off checklist items as they are completed, and they can check off the Daily at the end of the week if they've successfully completed it.
A player could also have a custom reward that enables them to tick an undone daily in exchange for a certain amount of gold. This allows them to make a positive choice that the given task is not going to happen that day while still getting a Perfect Day. They might want to give this reward low gold points (GP) (5 or 10) and set a cap on how many times it can be used on any given day (maybe 2 or 3).
External Links Edit
- Vimium documentation wiki, describing use of Vimium to reduce or eliminate mouse usage.