This assessment covers portions of the Ambrose Video application. The assessment revealed some problems with screen reader compatibility, resulting in screen reader users sometimes missing critical information needed to understand how to operate the features.
Top 3 issues:
- Keyboard access inconsistency – Multiple controls or calls to action in the pages are not made to be operated using only a keyboard. Sighted users who cannot use a mouse, as well as blind screen reader users will be unable to interact with these controls unless they are made to be keyboard compatible.
- Alternate modality on visual elements – Visual elements such as images on the Image Galleries are not provided with meaningful and descriptive alternative text to allow non-sighted users to understand their purpose, what they’re about or what they represent. This causes significant concerns to blind users who will therefore be unable to make sense of these visuals.
- Headings improperly marked up as headings – Multiple key heading elements in the page are visually presented as such but are not programmatically identified as headings in the markup. This causes screen reader users to be unable to make sense of the hierarchy of the content as they are going through the pages.