Review of Pocket

Pocket Reviewed 15 Jul 2014 · Average score 82%


This service can be used on a variety of devices but the <a href="">iPhone app has received mixed reviews when used with VoiceOver</a>. The Firefox browser extension is easy to use and the web app is largely accessible once the sign up issue has been overcome. The latter obviously affects the main way of accessing the tool and a removal of style sheets also cause sign in issues. When items are added to Pocket they appear as text based tiles or as a list with small images. The text is screen readable but the lack of prominent images may not suit those who prefer icons and images to quickly view collections.

Detailed Results

# Test Outcome Notes
1 Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible 33% To sign up via the web a separate window appears offering a Google or email sign up. Unfortunately this window does not appear to be keyboard accessible unless styles are disabled and then tabbing to the bottom of the linearised page. It may be best to
2 Image ALT Attributes 67% Banner images are not explained but icons have text labels and items imported are collected by their headings.
3 Link Target Definitions 100% Most links are understandable and fully appropriate. No duplicates are mentioned (WebbIE).
4 Frame Titles and Layout 67% An iframes is used within the website which might cause problems to the screen reader. Firefox - AE tool, IE - WAT.
5 Removal of Stylesheet 100% The content and navigation are accessible and structured. (WAVE).
6 Audio/Video Features 100% No audio/video can be uploaded to the website but video links can be saved for viewing and captioning will depend on content providers.
7 Video/animations - audio descriptions 100% No video/animations can be uploaded to the website but links can be saved for viewing and audio descriptions will depend on content providers.
8 Appropriate use of Tables 100% No tables were found on the pages tested.
9 Tab Orderings Correct and Logical 33% Tabbing order is logical and correct although when styles are removed the 'sign in' disappears to the very end of the page.
10 Page Functionality with Keyboard 33% Keyboard access is generally good other than the initial pop up window on the web page login although some features appear to be missed.
11 Accessibility of Text Editors 100% No rich text editors are available within the website.
12 Appropriate Feedback with Forms 100% Items appear or disappear when actions are completed. There are no extra feedback forms but this system seems to work well. No time constraints.
13 Contrast and Colour Check 100% Site contrast is acceptable.
14 Page Integrity when Zooming 100% Readability unaffected when zooming and the layout is responsive to changes.
15 Text size, style, blinking elements and Readability 100% Text is generally 12pt, sans serif font. There is no flashing or blinking content.