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This assessment covers portions of the PubMed Platform. The assessment revealed moderate problems with screen reader compatibility, resulting in screen reader users rarely missing critical information needed to understand content and operate features.

Top 3 Issues:

  1. Non-Text Contrast – The visible focus indicator on nearly all focusable elements does not have sufficient contrast to clearly identify the in-focus control.
  2. Programmatic Labels – On some pages, there are a handful of buttons that all perform different tasks but share the same programmatic name without additional context to help a user identify the unique purpose.
  3. Roles – On some pages, there are buttons and/or links that either do not contain a valid role, or are missing a required attribute (such as href) to identify and operate as a link.