Review of Notefish

Notefish Reviewed 10 Aug 2009 · Average score 68%


This could have been a very easy system to make accessible but sadly the edit boxes are floating forms and not all appear in a text browser such as WebbIE. Where they are labelled they work well and it is possible to search and read others notes. Keyboard access is poor in places and navigation is affected with some parts of the note making. Zooming is good and the majority of the site is easy to read.

Detailed Results

# Test Outcome Notes
1 Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible 100% Sign-up and sign-in forms are accessible, with correct labelling for screenreaders.
2 Image ALT Attributes 0% Alternative text is rarely offered for images on the site - screenreader users will not be able to understand the content as clearly as others.
3 Link Target Definitions 100% All links, including images which would otherwise be ambiguous, have titles to uniquely identify them.
4 Frame Titles and Layout 100% No frames or iframes, which can be disorientating for screen-readers, are used in the design.
5 Removal of Stylesheet 0% The page is unusable without the stylesheet, but some content can be accessed.
6 Audio/Video Features 100% The service allows the user to link out to any number of websites so the media content tends to be off site.
7 Video/animations - audio descriptions 100% The service allows the user to link out to any number of websites so the media content tends to be off site.
8 Appropriate use of Tables 0% Tables are used to construct this site - this may cause some screenreaders to read the content in the wrong order. These tables also have no headings.
9 Tab Orderings Correct and Logical 100% Tab order is in a logical and consistent top-to-bottom or left-to-right format.
10 Page Functionality with Keyboard 0% Cannot create new note as the 'new' button cannot be tabbed to. Page cannot be used without a mouse.
11 Accessibility of Text Editors 100% This site has no rich text editor.
12 Appropriate Feedback with Forms 100% The product provides suitable feedback when the user performs an action.
13 Contrast and Colour Check 67% Homepage uses blue on yellow and a large amount of light blue on white. This is continued past the homepage, but large sections of text generally have better contrast ratios.
14 Page Integrity when Zooming 100% The website maintains the layout and usability of all critical areas perfectly when zoomed.
15 Text size, style, blinking elements and Readability 67% The majority of text on the site is size ten, which is readable but may be uncomfortable for some. Sans-serif fonts are used, and there is no flashing or blinking content.