U.S. Newsstream

Summary

This high-level assessment covers limited portions and functionality of the ProQuest US Newsstream Platform. The assessment revealed issues with assistive technology compatibility, resulting in some users missing some information required to understand content and 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 Issues

  1. Keyboard – A handful of issues exist with the ability to operate certain functions or controls with a keyboard alone. When keyboard operability issues exist, this impacts many users of Assistive Technology, such as screen reader users.

  2. Contrast – While contrast issues for regular text are few, there are a number of issues with contrast for focus indicators and for informative non-text content. This negatively affects low-vision users.

  3. Name Role Value – Many issues with required roles and attribute affect several elements and controls throughout the reviewed pages. Also, issues with attributes that are misused are also prevalent.