BiRD - Birkbeck Research Data

    This page details all of the known accessibility issues affecting Birkbeck Data 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 Birkbeck Data Repository with an explanation of what they mean.

    • 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.
    • 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 v ision.
    • Missing first heading level: The first heading level is missing. This may cause confusion for those using screen readers.
    • Redundant link: Adjacent links go to the same location. This creates additional navigation and repetition for those using keyboard and screen readers.
    • No heading structure: The page has no headings. This may make it difficult to navigate using assistive technology.
    • 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 pres ent to the user regarding the function of a link.
    • 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.
    • Redundant alternative text: Two images have the same alternative text, this often causes redundancy or indicates incorrect alternative text.
    • 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.
    • Redundant title text: The title attribute is the same as text or alternative text.
    • 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.
    • Broken ARIA reference: No target is set for ARIA references, this means that the description will not be presented.
    • A nearby image has the 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 distingui sh 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.
    • 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.

    Publicly accessible pages

    Homepage

    The following accessibility issues are known to affect the homepage:

    • Very low contrast (4)
    • Missing first heading level (1)
    • Redundant link (1)

    About

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

    • Missing first heading level (1)
    • Redundant link (1)

    Browse

    The following accessibility issues are known to affect the browse items page:

    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)

    Item details

    The following accessibility issues are known to affect the ["item_details_link" not defined]:

    • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
    • Empty table header (3)
    • Very low contrast (7)
    • Select missing label (2)
    • Redundant alternative text (1)
    • Image with title (1)
    • Redundant link (1)
    • Redundant title text (1)

    Deposit workflow - type

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

    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)

    Deposit workflow - upload date

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

    • Missing form label (2)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)
    • Layout table (1)

    Deposit workflow - details (data collection)

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

    • Missing form label (6)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)

    Deposit workflow - school

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

    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)

    Deposit workflow - deposit

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

    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)

    Search

    The following accessibility issues are known to affect the simple search page:

    • Very low contrast (1)
    • Select missing label (1)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (4)
    • Layout table (2)

    Advanced search

    The following accessibility issues are known to affect the advanced search page:

    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)

    Profile

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

    • Missing alternative text (1)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Suspicious link text (1)
    • Redundant link (1)
    • Layout table (3)

    Login

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

    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)

    Pages for repository administrators

    Manage deposits

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

    • Missing alternative text (1)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Suspicious link text (1)
    • Redundant link (1)
    • Layout table (3)

    Review

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

    • Broken ARIA reference (3)
    • Nearby image has same alternative text (10)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (3)

    Admin

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

    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)

    IR stats

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

    • Missing alternative text (1)
    • Missing form label (1)
    • Empty table header (3)
    • Select missing label (5)
    • Image with title (3)
    • Missing first heading level (1)
    • Redundant link (1)
    • Javascript jump menu (1)
    • Layout table (9)

    Reports

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

    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)

    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)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)