Blackboard Page Accessibility Evaluation

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Blackboard Evaluation Information

Hadi Rangin

 

7.0.404.2

Course Tools->Calendar

Day/Week/Month/Year views

 

 

Functional Web Accessibility Testing

Functional Accessibility Rating

Navigation

Conformance Rating

N.1 Does the web page have a unique TITLE element and at least one H1 that is a subset of the TITLE content?

  No   Comment for N.1: There is no headings of any kind.

N.2 Do menus and navigation bars have H2 element before the links to provide orientation to the menu bar and exapandable menu bars do expansion controls change their labels based on whether they are expanded or not?
NOTE: Headings can hidden using CSS techniques base on the postion: absolute property, do not use display: none or visibility: hidden since thes etechniques hide the information from screen readers.

  No   Comment for N.2: No comments

N.3 Do all major/minor topics have headings (H2-H6) and the headings provide useful orientation information to the content on the web page?
NOTE: Headings should not be used to stylize text.

  No   Comment for N.3: No comments

N.4 Do all links indicate the target of the links?
NOTE: The same link text should not be used to point to different URIs and references to the same URI should use the same link text.

Yes     Comment for N.4: No comments

N.5 Do all form controls of have descriptive labels?

  No   Comment for N.5: No comments

N.6 Do groups of related form controls have labels, this includes using fieldset/legend or headings (h2-h6) to indicate the relationship between the form controls?

    N/A Comment for N.6: No comments

N.7 Do changes in language of content use the LANG attribute to markup the new language?

    N/A Comment for N.7: No comments

N.8 Do data tables use CAPTION elements, TH elements, TH.ID attributes and TD.HEADERS attributes to title and indicate cell relationships?

  No   Comment for N.8: There is no ID/HEADERS associations between data cells with their corresponding column or row headings. It is extremely important to use ID/HEADERS attributes to associate each data cell with its corresponding column and row heading for example there is no way to associate an event in Month View with day of the week. No caption is provided either.

N.9 Do lists of items use UL, OL or DL list markup.?

  No   Comment for N.9: Links in header frame do not appear as lists. Day, Week, Month, and year view do not appear as list either.

N.10 Do frames have useful TITLE attributes?
NOTE: Frames used for client/server interaction or do not contain viable content should be marked as title="hidden".

Yes     Comment for N.10: In general, we do not recommend the use of frames but here the frames have human understandable names.

N.11 Does content make sense when the page is linearized (i.e. table markup and/or stylesheets are disabled)?

  No   Comment for N.11: There are several problems: In the Day View, there is no way to say if a specific time i.e. 6:00 is an AM or PM time. In the Month view there is no way to say if a specific event in what day of the week occurs. And more.

Text Equivalents

Conformance Rating

E.1 Do all decorative images set ALT=''?
NOTE: Decorative images do not carry any content but are used purely for graphical styling (i.e. spacers, divider lines, ..), ideally these should all be moved to CSS techniques.

  No   Comment for E.1: There is an link in the Day view.

E.2 Do all content carrying and icon images have descriptive ALT text?

Yes     Comment for E.2: No comments

E.3 Does the ALT text for all images used for links or form control buttons match the onscreen text?
NOTE: If an image is used in conjunction with text links that ALT='' text should be null, otherwise the link text is spoken twice in screen readers.

  No   Comment for E.3: A few buttons such as

E.4 Do all OBJECTs/APPLETS have text descriptions and alerntaive accessible version of the content and functions provided by the applet or object.

    N/A Comment for E.4: No comments

E.5 Are text transcipts of audio, video+audio and other multimedia available?

    N/A Comment for E.5: No comments

E.6 Are Text transcipts video+audio and other multimedia with visual and auditory renderings synchoronized with visual rendering?

    N/A Comment for E.6: No comments

E.7 Are links available to play multi-media content in external multi-media players?

    N/A Comment for E.7: No comments

Styling

Conformance Rating

Y.1 Does content reflow when browser text zooming features change font size?
NOTE: As content reflows the user should not need to use the horizontal scrolling features to view content and text content should not overlap with other text content.

Not rated Comment for Y.1: No comments

Y.2 Does content reflow when the graphical window width changes.
NOTE: As content reflows the user should not need to use the horizontal scroll features to view content.

Not rated Comment for Y.2: No comments

Y.3 Is content still usable when high contrast stylesheets are applied to the web page?
NOTE: The Opera browser has built-in high contrast user stylesheets and the Mozilla/Firefox Accessibility Extension also provides a high contrast stylesheet feature.

Not rated Comment for Y.3: No comments

Y.4 Are Background images used for decorative styling, instead of inline images?

    N/A Comment for Y.4: No comments

Y.5 Is any image used to stylize text, except in logos and other branding icons?

  No   Comment for Y.5: No comments

Y.6 Is all content styled through CSS stylesheets, no in-line styling elements are used (i.e. B, I, FONT, CENTER, BLINK, MARQUEE, ...)?

Not rated Comment for Y.6: No comments

Y.7 Do dynamic CSS pseudo-classes like :hover have corresponding :focus dynamic pseudo-class selectors.
NOTE: Keyboard movement of fous should cause changes in stypling, similar to :hover effects.

    N/A Comment for Y.7: No comments

Scripting and Automation

Conformance Rating

R.1 Can all functions of the web page be performed with only the keyboard?

Yes     Comment for R.1: No comments

R.2 Is any OnChange event used for SELECT elements?

Yes     Comment for R.2: Even a Go button has been incorporated in the Event type selector to trigger the function but apparently onChange event handler has been used in the List box causing authomatic change of event type view. This is a serious problem for any keyboard user.

R.3 Are session time outs adjustable by the user?

  No   Comment for R.3: so far I have tested there is no place that you can set the length of the session time-out. User is not notified that his/her session is expiring either.

R.4 Can animations be paused and restarted by the user?

    N/A Comment for R.4: No comments

R.5 Is any content that flickers between 2-55 Hz disabled by default, users must be warned of the flickeering before the content is started?

  No   Comment for R.5: No comments

R.6 Is an accessible alternative for embedded Java Applets, Flash and other APPLETS and OBJECTS available?

    N/A Comment for R.6: No comments

Standards

Conformance Rating

S.1 Is DOCTYPE specified?

  No   Comment for S.1: At least not in the main container file.

S.2 Is default language specified?

  No   Comment for S.2: main container file.

S.3 Is character encoding specified?

Yes     Comment for S.3: No comments

 

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