Firefox 6.0.2 / OS X 10.7.1
Login Page Site Browser Tool
QA Server Environment:
TRUNK - Sakai 2.9-SNAPSHOT (Kernel 1.3.0-SNAPSHOT)
Accessibility Problems and Recommended Solutions
OK - No images used
Reliance on Sensory Characteristics
OK - No references to sensory info found
Use of Color
OK - No information conveyed through color alone
FAIL - Blue text on the search for sites button has insufficient contrast.
Change the text color to provide sufficient contrast.
OK - Works great all the way up to maximum page zoom. Doubling the font size is fine.
OK - No tables used for layout - Great!
OK - All controls behave as expected.
Fail - The form will time out and not notify the user or reset the page. Clicking on the Search for Sites button or the search link after that returns the user to the welcome tool instead of the search form or search results.
Is this a portal issue?
Control of Updates
OK - No auto updates made
OK - No Flashing Content Present
Bypass Blocks - Headings
OK - Headings are used to mark structural areas and heading levels are appropriate
Bypass Blocks - Skip Content Links
OK - Skip to content links work as appropriate
Bypass Blocks - Group Links
OK - No groups of links found
Bypass Blocks - Frame / Page Titles
OK - Only frame found is the tool container and it is labeled with the tool's name
OK - Includes gateway (since we are not logged in) and tool name
FAIL - Focus indicator outline color changes between controls (inconsistent). In FF on OS X, the buttons are outlined in blue while the text inputs are outlined in black.
FAIL - Could tab to the academic term select menu even when the course radio button is not selected. Setting / changing the academic term select menu's value does not automatically set the course radio button.
FAIL - Help for Site Browser link does not take the user to a page containing help on the site browser.
FAIL - On the search form page, the Type of site headings (level 4) should instead be a legend for the radio control buttons. No comparable heading level 4 differentiates the rest of the form that doesn't relate to the site type. This will mislead low-vision / blind users as to the purpose of some page content.
OK - Search results page headings are fine.
FAIL - The radio buttons on the search form are not grouped in a fieldset with an appropriate legend (i.e. "Radio button 'any' no selected" does not make sense out of context).
FAIL - The next / previous buttons on the item pager above the search results table only have ASCII art in them. The "<" and ">" symbols will not be read by many screen-reader software programs based on typical user settings (to not read punctuation). Also, less than and greater than symbols don't automatically translate to previous and next to a person who has never seen the symbols before.
OK - The tool's iframe html element sets the default page's human language to English
Change of Context
FAIL - The tool's help link opens the help system in a new window without notifying the user first.
This is most likely a portal issue.
FAIL - The tool's title bar does not have a tool reset feature. If the considerably simpler tools like "About" and "Features" have a reset icon, why not this tool?
FAIL - Tool's action bar is missing on the search form. Other tools display the action bar even when it is empty of options.
FAIL - Text input elements in the form have a light gray background when similar text input elements in other tools do not. (Gray background noted using FF 5.0 on Windows 7. Same text input has white background in FF 6.0.2 on OS X)
OK - Consistent use of access keys. Accesskeys work as expected.
Change of Context Notification
FAIL - Help links don't warn user that the help system opens in a new window.
This is most likely a portal issue.
OK - No error notices could be generated
Required Field Notification
OK - No required fields were discovered
FAIL - When a search has no results, the search criteria are not repeated as they are when there are results. This prevents users from checking the search terms to see if they made a mistake in entering them.
FAIL - There is no way for a user to return to the search terms they used previously and modify them.
FAIL - Setting the academic term does not automatically set the "Course" radio button. The Academic term select menu is not disabled / enabled with the unchecked / checked state of the "Course" radio button.
FAIL - No tool specific help is available despite the presence of a "Help for Site Browser" link.
FAIL - Code is not well formed. XHTML Document Types must have explicitly closed elements / tags. The meta and link tags in the head section are not closed. The input elements in the form are not closed.
At least as reported by Firebug...
- Critical: Issue will keep some/all users from being able to use this tool.
- Major: Issue will cause significant difficulty to some/all users and should be revised.
- Minor: Tool can be used successfully, but functionality will be significantly improved by fixing issue.
- Trivial: Indicates that this issue has a relatively minor impact.