Engineering Village

Summary

Top 3 Issues:

  1. Unreliable use of title attributes to convey additional information – In an attempt to provide more contextual information to support navigation the application relies heavily on title attribute values to provide complementary information. While a conformant approach to coding so, the support for title attribute values varies greatly from one assistive technology to the next, making this strategy unreliable at best for screen reader users.
  2. Inconsistent identification of UI components for screen readers – In an attempt to make content more accessible to screen reader users, the application provides them with added information that often times does not match with what sighted users can see. That creates a dissonance in the information conveyed that could prove problematic when sighted users support non-sighted users going through the interfaces.
  3. Declaration of states with screen readers – Throughout the application, a lot of feedback is provided visually, through updates in content, of actualization of information. Very few of those changes of context are conveyed to screen reader users. As a result, non-sighted users may miss key information, or be misled into thinking that nothing happened following their triggering of a call to action.