Review of iSurvey

iSurvey Reviewed 14 Jul 2011 · Average score 66%


The site is generally accessible. The ability to add Alt tags would help screen reader users where graphics are used. Links generated automatically are not easy for screen reader users as the 'click here to take this survey' link appears as a list of the same phrase without the support of the text above if short cut keys to links are used.

Detailed Results

# Test Outcome Notes
1 Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible 100% Easy to access. Buttons/links/input boxes labelled in a way that aids access. Login to the University network is required to edit a survey.
2 Image ALT Attributes 100% Suitable alt tags found.
3 Link Target Definitions 33% Many 'click here' links and 'read more' links that do not help screen reader users, but it is appreciated that these are generated automatically from the database.
4 Frame Titles and Layout 33% More titles are required to aid navigation when using a screen reader.
5 Removal of Stylesheet 67% Content is accessible without CSS although some structures are lost when matrices are used.
6 Audio/Video Features 0% There were no alt tags on the home page and when uploading images there appears to be no chance to add 'alt tags'.
7 Video/animations - audio descriptions 0% When uploading audio to a questionnaire, descriptions have to be added as part of the test, which may affect the actual question outcome.
8 Appropriate use of Tables 100% <div> tags used instead.
9 Tab Orderings Correct and Logical 67% There is no visible skip to content link which may help screen reader and keyboard only users.
10 Page Functionality with Keyboard 67% Works with well known browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome/Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Opera) but the matrix layout in text browsers makes it hard for a screen reader user to work through the possible answers as the radio buttons have no linked labels.
11 Accessibility of Text Editors 67% It is possible to tab into the text editors but the menu system is not totally keyboard accessible.
12 Appropriate Feedback with Forms 67% Error messages not always obvious for screen reader users.
13 Contrast and Colour Check 100% Default black text on white which may not be suitable for some users. However, the site includes an accessibility toolbar allowing for text and background colour changes. It is also possible to choose alternative templates to have a different look and fee
14 Page Integrity when Zooming 100% Zooming works works well.
15 Text size, style, blinking elements and Readability 100% Fonts can be changed to sans serif and are generally easy to read.