Review of Amazon

Amazon Reviewed 27 Aug 2012 · Average score 91%


Generally Amazon is very accessible and can be read with NVDA with all areas of the website accessible through the keyboard. <a href="">Amazon's mobile website</a> may be easier to use at times and is less cluttered.

Detailed Results

# Test Outcome Notes
1 Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible 100% Login and Sign Up is accessible, clear and well labelled.
2 Image ALT Attributes 67% Image ALT attributes have the null alt text label for book thumbnail images as titles provide the information but some goods appear to also have a correct alt tag so the policy seems to vary.
3 Link Target Definitions 67% Majority of links are clear with adequate description, there are some duplication links, such as 'shop here'
4 Frame Titles and Layout 67% Frames and iFrames are used. In some cases the frame id is read by NVDA and access is not affected although some bookmark accessibility tools may not load.
5 Removal of Stylesheet 100% CSS can be removed and access is possible with much scrolling, so it may help users to access the <a href="">mobile version of Amazon online.</a>
6 Audio/Video Features 100% Not applicable.
7 Video/animations - audio descriptions 100% Not applicable.
8 Appropriate use of Tables 67% Tables and nested tables are used for layout, they are not titled but they do not appear to affect access to content.
9 Tab Orderings Correct and Logical 100% Tab order is logical with the ability to skip links.
10 Page Functionality with Keyboard 100% Page functionality with the keyboard is good and all items can be reached but with effort. Test only conducted using Mozilla Firefox.
11 Accessibility of Text Editors 100% Not applicable.
12 Appropriate Feedback with Forms 100% Appropriate feedback is provided and the user is directed as to what they need to do next. There are no time restrictions.
13 Contrast and Colour Check 100% When checking for Tritanope colour blindness through VisCheck no problems were found.
14 Page Integrity when Zooming 100% The layout and readability are unaffected when zooming.
15 Text size, style, blinking elements and Readability 100% Sans-serif fonts used throughout at a regular 10/12pt size. Clear and easy to read with reasonable layout.