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New York Times


This report reflects the findings of a high-level assessment of the New York Times Database for its conformance with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (WCAG 2.1).
There are very few WCAG 2.1 compliance issues with the New York Times Database and they are very minor overall with the most pressing issue being with information and relationships and ARIA implementation. Below are the most critical issues to address to improve system compliance.

Top 3 Issues:

  1. Information and Relationships: The main problem with the accessibility is the proper nesting of HTML elements and the use of ARIA roles. These issues can lead to significant issues with screen readers and can make navigation of the site difficult for users that require the use of screen readers.
  2. Name, Role, Value: Another major issue involves compliance and the implementation of ARIA. There are a variety of issues including invalid ARIA values, inputs lacking an accessible name, and nested controls. All of these can lead to significant issues with navigation and screen reader output.
  3. Color Contrast: A few minor color contrast issue were identified on the search results page. The date text is too light and does not meet 4.5:1 contrast with the background. This can be easily solved by darkening this repeated text.