Review of Wikipedia / Mediawiki

Wikipedia / Mediawiki Reviewed 15 Jul 2014 · Average score 82%


On the whole these web pages tend to be screen reader accessible and navigable with a keyboard. The registration may need an e-mail to the administrator. It should be noted that pages edited by the public are not necessarily very reader friendly as they have large amounts of text often with random links that when taken independently of the text may appear illogical. Depending on the user, tables and diagrams that are added may not always be accessible.

Detailed Results

# Test Outcome Notes
1 Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible 33% Keyboard access/tabbing works logically. CAPTCHAS are provide without alternative. Clear labels are presented and associated with corresponding input fields (WAVE).
2 Image ALT Attributes 33% Not every image has an alternative text provided. This creates problems for users with screenreaders (WAVE).
3 Link Target Definitions 67% Most links are understandable and fully appropriate. Some duplicates are mentioned, such as "Edit" (WebbIE).
4 Frame Titles and Layout 100% No frames or iframes are used within the design.
5 Removal of Stylesheet 100% The content and navigation are accessible and structured. (WAVE).
6 Audio/Video Features 100% Some audio and videos have transcripts. It is possible via login for a user to edit items and add accessibility features
7 Video/animations - audio descriptions 67% Audio descriptions have to be added at source, but once logged in additional text can be added to aid accessibility
8 Appropriate use of Tables 67% Data tables are used within the website content. Some of them are not headered, which might create a problem to a screen reader.
9 Tab Orderings Correct and Logical 67% Tabbing order is not always logical (e.g. "Edit article page") but "skip to content" links are provided.
10 Page Functionality with Keyboard 100% The website is fully operable via keyboard. Alternatives to mouse use possible.
11 Accessibility of Text Editors 100% An accessible rich text editor is provided which can be managed without a mouse.
12 Appropriate Feedback with Forms 100% Clear, appropriate feedback is provided next to the form controls. 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 remains clear until the stage when you would be using additional magnification software - if you increase the zoom further overlapping of menu bar over the heading occurs.
15 Text size, style, blinking elements and Readability 100% Text is generally around 10pt, sans serif font. There is no flashing or blinking content.