This high-level assessment covers limited portions and functionality of the IEEE Xplore. The assessment revealed issues with assistive technology compatibility, resulting in some users missing information required to perceive and understand content, and to operate functions. It is important to keep in mind that the findings represent a high-level assessment, and do not reflect the results of a Deque Comprehensive Web Assessment.
Top 3 problems for the IEEE Xplore Platform
- Keyboard Navigation – Many elements in the left panel are not accessible by the keyboard. This Issues of this type affect many types of users, not just screen reader users.
- Contrast – A handful of key controls and icon controls are low in contrast.
- Links - Many links on the site are missing discernible text, which leads to Assistive Technology users potentially being unaware of the purpose of the affected links.