Name of evaluator: Elizabeth Tomzik

URL of page being evaluated: http://studyonthebeach.com/csusb/classes/etec_674_spring_2011/media/eLearningADATestPage.html

Explain your procedure:

 

I have evaluated the above URL based upon Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. You can find the Guidelines here or an annotated version below.

1. Provide equivalent alternatives to auditory and visual content.

2. Don’t rely on color alone.

3. Use markup and style sheets and do so properly.

4. Clarify natural language usage

5. Create tables that transform gracefully.

6. Ensure that pages featuring new technologies transform gracefully.

7. Ensure user control of time-sensitive content changes.

8. Ensure direct accessibility of embedded user interfaces.

9. Design for device-independence.

10. Use interim solutions.

11. Use W3C technologies and guidelines.

12. Provide context and orientation information.

13. Provide clear navigation mechanisms.

14. Ensure that documents are clear and simple.

List Any Problems Found:

 

I have identified a few problems with the above URL.

  1. Red-Green-Blue Combinations
  2. Color conveys meaning
  3. High contrast
  4. No optional text option to audio version
  5. Internal navigation to skip through sections

 

Explain How to Correct These Problems:

  1. Red-Green-Blue Combinations
    1. a.      Change all font to black
  2. Color conveys meaning
    1. a.      Color should not convey meaning. Instead, spell out any connotations that require meaning.
  3. High contrast
    1. a.      High contrast can be avoided by using black font with a simple white background. This would make text easy to read.
  4. No optional text option to audio version
    1. a.      Either captioning or a text version of all audio would eliminate this problem
  5. Internal navigation to skip through sections
    1. a.      This can be corrected by providing hot links that would the user to skip through sections.

 

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