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Page by Page Summary of Web Site Accessibility issues for democrats.org

Analysis Conducted September 1, 2008

Updated 04/14/12

Introduction

Below is a high level summary of the most common accessibility issues found on the pages that were analyzed for the web site in question. These are not all the issues on the site or even on each page presented below. They are the most common issues and should help to establish a good overview of what needs to be done to eliminate these accessibility issues for People with Disabilities and older Americans. The analysis of each page is below along with the Internet address of the page.

Page by Page Summary

Accessibility issues on Home Page http://www.democrats.org/index.html 

  • No Skip Navigation link is present which allows the user of Assistive Technology to skip over the repetitive navigation links to the first significant content on the page.
  • Alt Attribute Tags are missing.  Users of Assistive Technology will not be able to tell what message the image or object is trying to convey.
  • Linked Images are missing Alt Tags or have inappropriate Alt Tags. Users of Assistive Technology will not be able to determine the destination of the linked image.
  • Inappropriate Alt Tags are present which will convey the wrong message to users of Assistive Technology
  • Form Fields are missing or have inappropriate or improperly coded labels.  This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.
  • Multimedia presentations appear to be missing captions or transcripts.
  • JavaScript is present, which may force the user to use a mouse and keep the page from being keyboard accessible.  This needs to be tested with Assistive Technology.

Accessibility issues on the Contribute Page https://www.democrats.org/page/contribute/JoinTheCampaign 

  • No Skip Navigation link is present which allows the user of Assistive Technology to skip over the repetitive navigation links to the first significant content on the page.
  • Alt Attribute Tags are missing or miscoded.  Users of Assistive Technology will not be able to tell what message the image or object is trying to convey.
  • Image Input missing Alt Text
  • Form Fields are missing labels, or have inappropriate or miscoded labels.  This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.
  • Device dependant JavaScript is present, which may force the user to use a mouse and keep the page from being keyboard accessible.  This needs to be tested with Assistive Technology.

Accessibility issues on the Agenda Page  http://www.democrats.org/agenda.html 

  • Page Title Tags are repetitive and do not tell the user what page they are on.
  • No Skip Navigation link is present which allows the user of Assistive Technology to skip over the repetitive navigation links to the first significant content on the page.
  • Alt Attribute Tags are missing.  Users of Assistive Technology will not be able to tell what message the image or object is trying to convey.
  • Linked Images are missing Alt Tags or have inappropriate Alt Tags. Users of Assistive Technology will not be able to determine the destination of the linked image.
  • Inappropriate Alt Tags are present which will convey the wrong message to users of Assistive Technology
  • Input image missing Alt Text
  • Form Fields are missing labels or the labels are incorrectly coded.  This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.
  • JavaScript is present, which may force the user to use a mouse and keep the page from being keyboard accessible.  This needs to be tested with Assistive Technology.

Accessibility issues on Press Page http://www.democrats.org/press.php 

  • Page Title Tags are repetitive and do not tell the user what page they are on.
  • No Skip Navigation link is present which allows the user of Assistive Technology to skip over the repetitive navigation links to the first significant content on the page.
  • Inappropriate Alt Tags are present which will convey the wrong message to users of Assistive Technology
  • Input image missing Alt Text
  • Form Fields are missing labels or have miscoded labels.  This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.
  • JavaScript is present, which may force the user to use a mouse and keep the page from being keyboard accessible.  This needs to be tested with Assistive Technology.

Accessibility issues on Radio Addresses Page http://www.democrats.org/a/press/audio/radio_address/

  • Page Title Tags are repetitive and do not tell the user what page they are on.
  • No Skip Navigation link is present which allows the user of Assistive Technology to skip over the repetitive navigation links to the first significant content on the page.
  • Linked Images are missing Alt Tags or have inappropriate Alt Tags. Users of Assistive Technology will not be able to determine the destination of the linked image.
  • Input image missing Alt Text
  • Form Fields are missing labels or miscoded labels.  This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.
  • Incorrectly ordered headings are present, this can cause confusion for users of Assistive Technology
  • JavaScript is present, which may force the user to use a mouse and keep the page from being keyboard accessible.  This needs to be tested with Assistive Technology

Accessibility issues on Find or Create an Event Page http://www.democrats.org/page/content/partybuilderEvents/    

  • No Skip Navigation link is present which allows the user of Assistive Technology to skip over the repetitive navigation links to the first significant content on the page.
  • Alt Attribute Tags are missing.  Users of Assistive Technology will not be able to tell what message the image or object is trying to convey.
  • Linked Images are missing Alt Tags or have inappropriate Alt Tags. Users of Assistive Technology will not be able to determine the destination of the linked image.
  • Form Fields are missing labels or have miscoded labels.  This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.
  • Device dependant JavaScript is present, which may force the user to use a mouse and keep the page from being keyboard accessible.  This needs to be tested with Assistive Technology.

Accessibility issues on Blog Page  http://www.democrats.org/blog.html

  • Page Title Tags are repetitive and do not tell the user what page they are on.
  • No Skip Navigation link is present which allows the user of Assistive Technology to skip over the repetitive navigation links to the first significant content on the page.
  • Alt Attribute Tags are missing.  Users of Assistive Technology will not be able to tell what message the image or object is trying to convey.
  • Linked Images are missing Alt Tags or have inappropriate Alt Tags. Users of Assistive Technology will not be able to determine the destination of the linked image.
  • Inappropriate Alt Tags are present which will convey the wrong message to users of Assistive Technology
  • Incorrectly ordered headings are present, this can cause confusion for users of Assistive Technology
  • Form Fields are missing labels or have miscoded labels.  This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.
  • Multimedia or audio  presentations appear  to be missing captions or transcripts.
  • JavaScript is present, which may force the user to use a mouse and keep the page from being keyboard accessible.  This needs to be tested with Assistive Technology

Accessibility issues on the Party History Page http://www.democrats.org/a/party/history.html 

  • Page Title Tags are repetitive and do not tell the user what page they are on.
  • No Skip Navigation link is present which allows the user of Assistive Technology to skip over the repetitive navigation links to the first significant content on the page.
  • Alt Attribute Tags are missing.  Users of Assistive Technology will not be able to tell what message the image or object is trying to convey.
  • Linked Images are missing Alt Tags or have inappropriate Alt Tags. Users of Assistive Technology will not be able to determine the destination of the linked image.
  • Inappropriate Alt Tags are present which will convey the wrong message to users of Assistive Technology
  • Form Fields are missing labels or have miscoded labels.  This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.
  • JavaScript is present, which may force the user to use a mouse and keep the page from being keyboard accessible.  This needs to be tested with Assistive Technology

Accessibility issues on Sign up to be a Volunteer Page http://www.democrats.org/volunteer.html

  • No Skip Navigation link is present which allows the user of Assistive Technology to skip over the repetitive navigation links to the first significant content on the page.
  • Third party software presentation may not be accessible, should be tested with Assistive Technology.

Accessibility issues on the Contact Page  http://www.democrats.org/contact.html 

  • Page Title Tags are repetitive and do not tell the user what page they are on.
  • No Skip Navigation link is present which allows the user of Assistive Technology to skip over the repetitive navigation links to the first significant content on the page.
  • Alt Attribute Tags are missing.  Users of Assistive Technology will not be able to tell what message the image or object is trying to convey.
  • Linked Images are missing Alt Tags or have inappropriate Alt Tags. Users of Assistive Technology will not be able to determine the destination of the linked image.
  • Form Fields are missing labels or have inappropriate labels.  This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.
  • JavaScript is present, which may force the user to use a mouse and keep the page from being keyboard accessible.  This needs to be tested with Assistive Technology.

 

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