Accessibility roadmap for ARRO - Anglia Ruskin Research Online

This page details all of the known accessibility issues affecting ARRO - Anglia Ruskin Research Online, 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 ARRO - Anglia Ruskin Research Online 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.
  • 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.
  • Redundant link: Adjacent links go to the same location. This creates additional navigation and repetition for those using keyboard and screen readers.
  • 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.
  • Link to word document: This page may link to a microsoft word document. These documents may not be accessible and the need to use a separate application may cause confusion and navigation difficulties.
  • 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.
  • Redundant title text: The title attribute is the same as text or alternative text.
  • 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.
  • Very small text: Text is very small. This may make reading text on this page difficult for users, particular those with low vision.
  • 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.
  • Orphaned form label: A form label exists but is not correctly associated with a form control. This may cause confusion for those using screen readers.
  • Empty table header: A table header contains no text. This may result in cells with missing or incorrect header information.
  • 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.

Publicly accessible pages

Homepage

The following accessibility issues are known to affect the homepage:

  • Skipped heading level (1)
  • Suspicious link text (1)
  • Redundant link (3)
  • Layout table (1)

Item detail

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

  • Skipped heading level (1)
  • Redundant link (2)
  • Layout table (2)
  • Link to word document (2)
  • Missing fieldset (1)
  • Redundant title text (1)

Deposit workflow - upload

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

  • Missing form labels (2)
  • Skipped heading level (1)
  • Layout table (2)

Deposit workflow - details

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

  • A nearby image has same alternative text (1)

Deposit workflow - deposit

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

  • 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:

  • A nearby image has the same alternative text (19)
  • Redundant link (2)

Review

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

  • Broken ARIA reference (3)
  • A nearby image has the same alternative text (10)

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)
  • Very small text (76)
  • Javascript jump menu (1)
  • Layout table (7)

Reports

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

  • Very small text (1)

Subject editor

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

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

Page phrase editor

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

  • Missing form label (1)
  • Device dependent event handler (4283)
  • Javascript jump menu (1)