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Accessibility roadmap for LSTM Online Archive

This page details all of the known accessibility issues affecting LSTM Online Archive, the method that was used to find issues, and the plans in place to fix them.

Plans for fixing known accessibility issues

All of the issues that have been highlighted in this review will be fixed in a planned upgrade to this repository

Method for testing accessibility

This repository was tested using WAVE's web accessibility tool. This tool returns a comprehensive list of features that may limit the ability of users to access a website, especially those using assistive technology such as screen readers. We ran this tool on a version of the repository without branding customisation, covering the pages that users most frequently interact with.

Known accessibility issues, listed by page

These issues are listed by page. Pages that are publicly accessible are listed first, and those for repository administrators can be found lower down. The number in brackets following the description represents the number of instances of that issue on the page. Below is a list of all the accessibility issues known to affect LSTM Online Archive with an explanation of what they mean.

  • Document language missing: The language that the document is written in is not declared. This may cause issues with screen readers and with automatic translation.
  • No page regions: There are no page regions or ARIA landmarks defined. These identify significant page areas and help users navigate pages.
  • Missing alternative text:There is no alternative text given for an image included in the page. This means that those using screen readers will not be able to access this content.
  • Linked image missing alternative text: There is no alternative text given for an image that is linked to from this page. This means that a screen reader has no content to present to the user regarding the function of a link.
  • Missing form label: A form control does not have a properly associated text label. This means that the function of the form control may not be presented to those using screen readers. The lack of visible description may also make the page harder to navigate for all users.
  • Empty link: A link does not contain any explanatory text. This means that the purpose of the link is not presented to the user, which may cause confusion for those using screen readers.
  • Very low contrast: There is very low contrast between foreground and background colours. This may make reading text on this page difficult for users, particular those with low vision.
  • Redundant link: Adjacent links go to the same location. This creates additional navigation and repetition for those using keyboard and screen readers.
  • Very small text: Text is very small. This may make reading text on this page difficult for users, particular those with low vision.
  • Layout table: Layout tables are being used to position content visually, for example, to create columns or align content neatly for sighted users. These can introduce reading and navigation order issues especially for those using screen readers.
  • Skipped heading level: A heading level is skipped. This may cause confusion or difficulty for those using keyboard navigation or screen readers.
  • Redundant title text: The title attribute is the same as text or alternative text.
  • Missing fieldset: A group of check boxes or radio buttons is not enclosed in a fieldset. This may make it difficult for those using screen readers to identify the purpose of check boxes or radio buttons.
  • Suspicious link text: A link contains extraneous text or may not make sense out of context. This may cause confusion about the purpose of the link.
  • Nearby image has same alternative text: Two images near each other have the same alternative text. This means that those using screen readers will not be able to distinguish the difference between the images.
  • Javascript jump menu: A javascript jump menu is a select element that triggers a new web page with the onchange event handler. This may cause difficulty for users navigating the page with a keyboard as the page will change with each change in the select menu.
  • Device dependent event handler: Event handlers may not be accessible for both keyboard and mouse users.

All pages

The following issues affect all pages on Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

  • Missing alternative text (1)
  • Possible heading (1)

Publicly accessible pages

Homepage

The following accessibility issues are known to affect the homepage:

  • Missing alternative text (2)
  • Missing form label (1)
  • Skipped heading level (1)
  • Suspicious link text (1)
  • Link to PDF document (1)
  • Layout table (2)

About

No further issues, beyond those affecting all pages, are known to affect the about page

Browse

No further issues, beyond those affecting all pages, are known to affect the browse items page

Summary page

The following accessibility issues are known to affect the item summary page:

  • Missing alternative text (2)
  • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
  • Missing form label (1)
  • Layout table (2)

Item detail

The following accessibility issues are known to affect the item details page:

  • Missing alternative text (3)
  • Missing form label (2)
  • Empty table header (1)
  • Suspicious link text (1)
  • Layout table (7)

Deposit workflow - item type

No further issues, beyond those affecting all pages, are known to affect the 'type' stage of the deposit workflow

Deposit workflow - upload

The following accessibility issues are known to affect the 'upload' stage of the deposit workflow:

  • Missing form label (2)
  • Layout table (1)

Deposit workflow - details

The following accessibility issues are known to affect the 'details' stage of the deposit workflow:

  • Missing alternative text (2)
  • Missing form label (4)

Deposit workflow - subject

The following accessibility issues are known to affect the 'subjects' stage of the deposit workflow:

  • Broken ARIA reference (1)
  • Redundant link (1)

Deposit workflow - deposit

No further issues, beyond those affecting all pages, are known to affect the 'deposit' stage of the deposit workflow

Search

No further issues, beyond those affecting all pages, are known to affect the simple search page

Advanced search

No further issues, beyond those affecting all pages, are known to affect the advanced search page

Login

The following accessibility issues are known to affect the user login page:

  • Missing form label (2)
  • Suspicious link text (2)
  • Layout table (1)

Profile

The following accessibility issues are known to affect the user profile page:

  • Suspicious link text (1)
  • Layout table (3)

Pages for repository administrators

Manage deposits

The following accessibility issues are known to affect the manage deposits page:

  • Nearby image has same alternative text (5)

Review

The following accessibility issues are known to affect the review page:

  • Broken ARIA reference (3)

Admin

No further issues, beyond those affecting all pages, are known to affect the admin page

IR stats

The following accessibility issues are known to affect the IR stats reports page:

  • Linked image missing alternative text (3)
  • Missing form label (6)
  • Empty link (2)
  • Empty table header (4)
  • Javascript jump menu (1)
  • Layout table (7)

Reports

No further issues, beyond those affecting all pages, are known to affect the reports page

History

No further issues, beyond those affecting all pages, are known to affect the search history page

Page phrase editor

The following accessibility issues are known to affect the page phrase editor:

  • Missing form label (1)
  • Device dependent event handler (4628)

Subject editor

The following accessibility issues are known to affect the subject editor:

  • Missing form label (2)
  • Empty table header (1)