Simmons Insights


This report reflects the findings of a high-level assessment of Simmons Insights for its conformance with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 level AA (WCAG 2.1).
This report shows that Simmons Insights is mostly in compliance with the WCAG 2.1 guidelines, but does have some issues that need to be addressed, especially surrounding keyboard navigation and contrast. These findings significantly impact the accessibility of this database for people that require the use of keyboards and assistive technologies, 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: 

  1. Keyboard Accessibility: The interface has some significant issues with keyboard navigation. The upper level navigation does not have any focusing element during keyboard navigation and the search bar is a keyboard trap which does not allow any further navigation using tab navigation or arrow keys. The Demographic Profile is also not navigable using only a keyboard.
  2. Contrast: Several places on the interface have a very low color contrast ratio (4.5:1) or size contrast making some of the text and icons very difficult to see and read. This is especially an issue with the data within the crosstab report and demographic profile.
  3. Sensory Characteristics: Several areas in the Demographic Profile are not screen readable and require vision and/or fine motor control in order to be understood.