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This assessment covers portions of the GeoScienceWorld Platform. The assessment revealed serious problems with assistive technology compatibility, resulting in some users missing some information required to understand content and operate functions.

Top 3 Issues:

  1. Linked Images – All images must have an alt attribute (whether it describes an informative image or hides a decorative one), and linked images especially rely on the alt to describe the purpose or destination of the linked image.
  2. Link Purpose – Many links have similar or identical link text but the links perform different or unique actions. This can result in confusion when similarly named links do or reach different things.
  3. Semantics – Many issues with semantic headings and group labels being programmatically associated with groups exist. Errors with semantics often misrepresents the structure of information on the page.