Accessibility roadmap for Bucks New University repository

This page details all of the known accessibility issues affecting Bucks New University repository, 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 Bucks New University repository with an explanation of what they mean.

  • Skipped heading level: A heading level is skipped. This may cause confusion or difficulty for those using keyboard navigation or 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 title text: The title attribute is the same as text or alternative text.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Broken ARIA reference: No target is set for ARIA references, this means that the description will not be presented.
  • Redundant link: Adjacent links go to the same location. This creates additional navigation and repetition for those using keyboard and screen readers.
  • 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.
  • Empty table header: A table header contains no text. This may result in cells with missing or incorrect header information.
  • Select missing label: A select element may not have an associated label. This means that its purpose might not be clear to those using screen readers.
  • Image with title: An image has a title attribute but no alternative text value. Though this should describe the image for those using screen readers, alternative text should be used in most cases.
  • 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.

Publicly accessible pages

About

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

  • Skipped heading level (1)

Item details

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

  • Very low contrast (1)
  • Skipped heading level (1)
  • Redundant title text (1)
  • Layout table (1)

Deposit workflow - upload

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

  • Missing form label (3)
  • Layout table (1)

Deposit workflow - subjects

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

  • Broken ARIA reference (1)
  • Redundant link (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 (19)

Review

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

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

IR stats

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

  • Missing form label (1)
  • Empty table header (4)
  • Select missing label (5)
  • Image with title (3)
  • Javascript jump menu (1)
  • Layout table (7)

Subject editor

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

  • Missing form label (1)
  • Empty table header (1)
  • Select missing label (1)