Review of Writeboard - Discontinued

Writeboard - Discontinued Reviewed 10 Aug 2009 · Average score 75%


It is such a shame this is not more accessible as it is so simple to use and looks as if it would be keyboard and screen reader friendly. The let down is when you get to the text input area. It can be used with text to speech when the text is highlighted and spell checking is possible with a browser checker. Most links work other than the main box when the site is linearised! Text zooming and colour contrast levels are good.

Detailed Results

# Test Outcome Notes
1 Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible 0% There are no labels for forms within this product - this may create problems with some screenreaders.
2 Image ALT Attributes 100% Alternative text is offered for all critical images on the site - screenreader users will be able to understand the content as clearly as others.
3 Link Target Definitions 0% This site features ambiguous links which cannot be identified or distinguished by a screenreader.
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 100% The page is still understandable and functional when it is viewed as a linear document, with no styles.
6 Audio/Video Features 100% N/A - This site does not deal with multimedia content.
7 Video/animations - audio descriptions 100% N/A - This site does not deal with multimedia content.
8 Appropriate use of Tables 100% Tables are not used for the design of this website.
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 100% The website is fully accessible without the use of a mouse.
11 Accessibility of Text Editors 0% Text editor is not accessible with the screenreader or keyboard.
12 Appropriate Feedback with Forms 100% The product provides suitable feedback when the user performs an action.
13 Contrast and Colour Check 67% Some non-critical text fails extended validation, but the majority of text is fine.
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.