Review of PicBoard

PicBoard Reviewed 27 Jul 2010 · Average score 75%


The main elements of the Picboard service are accessible but it would be hard for those who are blind to work with the images or symbols. Some aspects are not keyboard accessible and there are differences in the way the various browsers react with this service.

Detailed Results

# Test Outcome Notes
1 Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible 100% Forms well labelled.
2 Image ALT Attributes 67% Toolbar icons and chart images have no alt text, but floating tooltips and manually-added cell captions can be read by screen reader. No way to add alt text to user-uploaded images.
3 Link Target Definitions 100% All links well-defined, though no alternative navigation.
4 Frame Titles and Layout 100% No frames used.
5 Removal of Stylesheet 0% Site unusable without stylesheet - can neither select cells nor drag images into them.
6 Audio/Video Features 100% No audio or video features.
7 Video/animations - audio descriptions 100% No video or animation features.
8 Appropriate use of Tables 100% No tables used.
9 Tab Orderings Correct and Logical 0% No logic to tab ordering. Takes ages to tab to dialog boxes. All browsers except Chrome have the ability to tab to elements other than input fields and buttons switched off; there is no way to turn this on in either Opera or Firefox.
10 Page Functionality with Keyboard 0% System unusable without keyboard. No keyboard alternative to drag-and-drop. Cannot select cells or tools without keyboard.
11 Accessibility of Text Editors 100% No rich text editors used.
12 Appropriate Feedback with Forms 100% Form feedback good. No time limits after form submissions.
13 Contrast and Colour Check 100% Text comfortable and easy to read. Contrast acceptable.
14 Page Integrity when Zooming 67% Works perfectly with all browser zoom functions except Chrome's and Safari's, which add scrollbars to the chart images rather than resizing them correctly.
15 Text size, style, blinking elements and Readability 100% Very readable - no serif fonts, decent font size and good layout.