This report reflects the findings of a high-level assessment of Passport for its conformance with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (WCAG 2.1).
This report shows that Passport has several issues with WCAG 2.1 compliance that need to be addressed, especially concerning keyboard navigation and color contrast, as well as the proper labeling and the use of aria roles. These findings significantly impact the accessibility of this database for people that require the use of keyboards, or who have visual impairments, preventing them from using the system either partially or altogether. These are the most critical issues to focus on correcting to improve access for all potential users of the system.
Top 3 Issues:
- Keyboard Accessibility & Navigation: The interface has some significant issues with keyboard navigation. Keyboard focus does not follow a logical order in several places across the database, elements do not work the way that they should when navigating with a keyboard, and there are several elements that are not keyboard accessible at all.
- Contrast: Color contrast is one of the biggest issues around this site due to the use of a colors that have low contrast on a white background or with white text. Color #00AED9 is the most prevalent color that violates the success criterion. Also, the text can be quite small in some places.
- Adaptability & Compatibility: There are several problems around the proper labeling, the use of aria roles, and landmarks. Please consult the WAI-ARIA Authoring Best Practices from w3 for clarification on the use of aria roles.