Review of Dropbox

Dropbox Reviewed 10 Aug 2009 · Average score 77%


Overall, the site is quite accessible. Registration is achieved through the software download, which means that standard dialogue boxes are used and can be read by a screenreader. Some of the text contrast may be difficult for some users to read, and there could be more alt tags used, but the site generally makes it easy for all users to access.

Detailed Results

# Test Outcome Notes
1 Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible 67% Some form labels are misplaced on the login form. Signup is through the software download and uses standard dialogue boxes which are accessible via screenreaders. This removes the need for a captcha.
2 Image ALT Attributes 33% Alternate text is limited to the main images such as on the homepage. Once logged in, very few icon images have alt tags.
3 Link Target Definitions 100% Links are uniquely identified with titles which indicate the target.
4 Frame Titles and Layout 100% No frames or iframes are used in the design of the site.
5 Removal of Stylesheet 67% The content and navigation of the site is accessible without the stylesheet.
6 Audio/Video Features 33% The site has a video tour to explain its features, but also provides a complete text alternative.
7 Video/animations - audio descriptions 100% There is a text alternative for explaining the site but on the whole it is about sharing documents so audio descriptions are not needed.
8 Appropriate use of Tables 100% Tables are not used in the design of this site.
9 Tab Orderings Correct and Logical 100% Tab ordering is generally correct and logical, in a top-to-bottom, left-to-right format.
10 Page Functionality with Keyboard 100% The pages is fully functional without a mouse.
11 Accessibility of Text Editors 100% This site has no rich text editor.
12 Appropriate Feedback with Forms 67% Some text feedback is given, and no time restriction is enforced.
13 Contrast and Colour Check 33% A lot of important text has a poor contrast ratio with its background, for example blue on white.
14 Page Integrity when Zooming 100% Layout and readability of the page are unaffected by zooming.
15 Text size, style, blinking elements and Readability 67% A small sized font is used throughout, which may be difficult for some users to read. Fonts are sans-serif, and there is no flashing or blinking content.