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Page by Page Summary of Web Site Accessibility issues for barackobama.com

Updated 04/14/12

Analysis Conducted September 1, 2008

 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.barackobama.com/index.php

  • 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.

  • The Structure of the page is questionable, for example an <h1> tag appears in the middle of the page.

  •  Image Map Areas are missing alt tags.

  • 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. This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.

  •  Multimedia presentations are missing captions or transcripts.

  • 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 Contribute Page https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/

  • 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.

  • Form Fields are missing labels or have miscoded or labels without meaningful names. This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.

  • There are orphaned Form Labels present.

  • The Form Fields have inappropriate labels which will confuse users of Assistive Technology

  • Form needs to use the attributes of Fieldset and Legend to improve the accessibility of the form for users of Assistive Technology.

  •  Inappropriate link text such as “Click Here” is present.

  • 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 Issues Page http://www.barackobama.com/issues/ 

  • 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. This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.

  • PDF file is present without a link to the PDF document reader being present on the page.

Accessibility issues on TV (Multimedia Page) http://www.barackobama.com/tv/

  • 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. This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.
  • Some multimedia and  presentations are missing captions or transcripts.

Accessibility issues on Closed Captioning Page http://www.barackobama.com/closedcaptioning/

  • Page Title tag is repetitive or is not informative, this can confuse users of Assistive Technology.
  • 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 to captioned multimedia are have empty Title Tags Users of Assistive Technology will not be able to determine the destination of the linked image.
  • Form Fields are missing labels. This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.

Accessibility issues on Find Events Page http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/search_simple 

  • 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.
  • Form Fields are missing 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://my.barackobama.com/page/content/hqblog

  • 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. For example, there are empty alt tags on meaningful images such as the names of papers that appear on the page, and on an image of a document.
  • Form Fields are missing labels. This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.
  • Multimedia  presentations are missing captions or transcripts.

Accessibility issues on Meet the Candidate Page http://www.barackobama.com/learn/meet_barack.php

  • 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.
  • Multimedia presentations are missing captions or transcripts.
  • 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. This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.
  • The Structure of the page is questionable, for example heading tags appear to be out of order.
  • 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.
  • Image Map is missing alt tags on some areas.

Accessibility issues on Sign up to be a Volunteer Page http://action.barackobama.com/page/s/volunteer/

  • 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.
  • Form Fields are missing labels. This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.
  • There are orphaned Form Labels present.
  • The Form Fields have inappropriate labels which will confuse users of Assistive Technology
  • Form needs to use the attributes of Fieldset and Legend to improve the accessibility of the form for users of Assistive Technology.
  • The Structure of the page is questionable, for example heading tags appear to be out of order.
  • Links that open in a new window are present the users should be notified of this action.

Accessibility issues on Store Page http://store.barackobama.com/

  • 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 from spacer images. Users of Assistive Technology will have to listen to the name of image. This is confusing.
  • Form Fields are missing labels. This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.
  • The Structure of the page is questionable, for example heading tags appear to be out of order.
  • Links that open in a new window are present the users should be notified of this action.

Accessibility issues on Contact Us Page http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/contact2

  • 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.
  • Form Fields are missing labels. This can confuse users of Assistive Technology.
  • There are orphaned Form Labels present.
  • The Form Fields have inappropriate labels which will confuse users of Assistive Technology.
  • Form needs to use the attributes of Fieldset and Legend to improve the accessibility of the form for users of Assistive Technology.
  • The Structure of the page is questionable, for example heading tags appear to be out of order.
  • 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.
  • Image Map is missing alt tags on some areas.
  • Multimedia  presentation is missing captions or transcripts.

 

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