Short review of on its accessibility and usability for people with disabilities

Disclaimer: This document is a short, follow up review. Its main purpose is to raise awareness for education and training purposes. This document is also meant to help to bring the product to be fully Web Accessible for all users including people with disabilities.

Scope of review

Reviewed on October 14, 2019

General notes:


  1. All comments in the document refer to English and French pages unless specified otherwise.

  2. Testing done using: Firefox 67, NVDA, keyboard-only

  3. Pages were tested against WCAG 2.1 level A, AA. (only fixes for WCAG 2.0 AA are strictly required at present)

Table of Contents

WCAG 2.1 accessibility issues levels A, AA and AAA

1.1 Text Alternatives

1.1.1 Non-text Content - Level A

Picture placeholders are marked as decorative by using alt=”” and the important information pertaining to their sizes is not provided elsewhere. There are 7 of them.

image 1

In the actual pages, such pictures are not decorative as well.

In this case, an alt text saying the size of the picture and what that placeholder is for, might be more meaningful.

1.2 Time-based Media

1.3 Adaptable

1.4 Distinguishable

2.1 Keyboard Accessible

2.1.4 Character Key Shortcuts (WCAG 2.1 Level A)

Not tested

2.2 Enough Time

2.3 Seizures

2.4 Navigable

2.4.2 Page Titled (Level A)

A debatable issue: The title is almost the same as the h1. Should Titles and h1s not be different? h1 could have been more descriptive.

<title>Contact [Institution name] -</title>
<h1 property="name" id="wb-cont">Contact [Institution name]</h1>

2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) - Level A

There is an empty link and its location is indicated in the screenshot below. The screenreader reads it as “blank”.

image 2

2.5 Input Modalities

2.5.4 Motion Actuation (WCAG 2.1 Level A)

NOT tested

3.1 Readable

3.2 Predictable

3.3 Input Assistance

4.1 Compatible