BiRD - Birkbeck Research Data

    This page details all of the known accessibility issues affecting Birkbeck, University of London, 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, University of London 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Empty button: A button is empty or has no value text. This means the function is not clear to those using screen readers.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Empty table header: A table header contains no text. This may result in cells with missing or incorrect header information.
    • Redundant alternative text: Two images have the same alternative text, this often causes redundancy or indicates incorrect alternative text.
    • Broken same page link: A link to another location within the page is present but does not have a corresponding target. This means it will not assist users with navigation.
    • Very small text: Text is very small. 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.
    • 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 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.

    Publicly accessible pages

    Homepage

    The following accessibility issues are known to affect the homepage:

    • Missing alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
    • Missing form label (2)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • 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 alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
    • Missing form label (1)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • Missing first heading level (1)
    • Redundant link (1)

    Browse

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

    • Missing alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
    • Missing form label (1)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)

    Item details

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

    • Missing alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (89)
    • Missing form label (3)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • Empty table header (3)
    • Very low contrast (6)
    • Redundant alternative text (1)
    • Missing first heading level (1)
    • Broken same page link (1)
    • Redundant link (45)
    • Very small text (2)
    • Redundant title text (52)

    Deposit workflow - type

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

    • Missing alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
    • Missing form label (1)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • Missing fieldset (1)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)
    • Layout table (2)

    Deposit workflow - upload

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

    • Missing alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
    • Missing form label (3)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)
    • Layout table (2)

    Deposit workflow - details (data collection)

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

    • Missing alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (17)
    • Missing form label (69)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • Empty table header (3)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (15)
    • Layout table (19)

    Deposit workflow - school

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

    • Missing alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
    • Missing form label (3)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)
    • Layout table (4)

    Deposit workflow - deposit

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

    • Missing alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
    • Missing form label (1)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)
    • Layout table (3)

    Search

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

    • Missing alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
    • Missing form label (3)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)
    • Layout table (1)

    Advanced search

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

    • Missing alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
    • Missing form label (45)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • Missing fieldset (3)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Suspicious link text (1)
    • Redundant link (1)
    • Layout table (4)

    Profile

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

    • Missing alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
    • Missing form label (1)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Suspicious link text (1)
    • Redundant link (1)
    • Layout table (4)

    Login

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

    • Missing alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
    • Missing form label (3)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (2)
    • Redundant title text (12)
    • Layout table (1)

    Pages for repository administrators

    Manage deposits

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

    • Missing alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
    • Missing form label (3)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • Empty table header (5)
    • A nearby image has the same alternative text (5)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Possible table caption (1)
    • Redundant link (2)
    • Redundant title text (12)
    • Layout table (10)

    Review

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

    • Missing alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
    • Missing form label (5)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • Empty table header (6)
    • Missing fieldset (1)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Possible table caption (1)
    • Redundant link (2)
    • Layout table (10)

    Admin

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

    • Missing alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
    • Missing form label (1)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • Empty table header (5)
    • 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 (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (5)
    • Missing form label (7)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (4)
    • Empty table header (4)
    • Missing first heading level (1)
    • Redundant link (2)
    • Javascript jump menu (1)
    • Very small text (2)
    • Layout table (9)

    Reports

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

    • Missing alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
    • Missing form label (113)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • Missing fieldset (4)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)
    • Layout table (14)

    Subject editor

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

    • Missing alternative text (2)
    • Linked image missing alternative text (2)
    • Missing form label (3)
    • Document language missing (1)
    • Empty button (1)
    • Empty link (2)
    • Empty table header (1)
    • Very low contrast (2)
    • No heading structure (1)
    • Redundant link (1)