Review of Tiddlywiki

Tiddlywiki Reviewed 10 Aug 2009 · Average score 73%


This is the one site you would think would be accessible as it appears to be a simple web page - it is possible to work your way around with a screen reader and keyboard, but the number of links created with each tiddler make it hard work and the one you want to read is then placed at the bottom of the list. It can be read with text to speech programs as words can be highlighted. There are no images and an easy layout makes it score well. However, the four important menu buttons are small and pale grey - not a good contrast level even when the background colour is changed!

Detailed Results

# Test Outcome Notes
1 Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible 100% The entry forms all have short cut keys and despite no labels content is always there before you begin to edit so is accessible.
2 Image ALT Attributes 100% Tiddlers do not usually have images but HTML with correct attributes can be used if required.
3 Link Target Definitions 67% The site uses many "tiddlers" which represent notes in your wiki. Each one has a series of tool buttons, which are the same for each tiddler. This may cause ambiguity problems, as many links have the same name.
4 Frame Titles and Layout 100% No frames or iframes, which can be disorientating for screen-readers, are used in the design.
5 Removal of Stylesheet 0% All links in this product are JavaScript driven. Furthermore, they do not function without the CSS style, causing the page to fail completely when in outline view.
6 Audio/Video Features 67% There is no audio. The application is entirely text based with any amount of description that can be ready by a screen reader users.
7 Video/animations - audio descriptions 67% Audio descriptions cannot be added but any amount of text can be used although there are no images to descibe.
8 Appropriate use of Tables 100% Tables are not used for the design of this website.
9 Tab Orderings Correct and Logical 100% Tab order is in a logical and consistent top-to-bottom or left-to-right format.
10 Page Functionality with Keyboard 100% The website is fully accessible without the use of a mouse.
11 Accessibility of Text Editors 100% The plain text editor can be accessed with a keyboard and new tiddlers have a shortcut key.
12 Appropriate Feedback with Forms 67% Once the tiddler has been completed it can be saved and work will be shown with no other feedback.
13 Contrast and Colour Check 0% Close and other action buttons on items are impossibly low contrast (1.6:1).
14 Page Integrity when Zooming 100% The website maintains the layout and usability of all critical areas perfectly when zoomed.
15 Text size, style, blinking elements and Readability 33% Particularly small text prevalent throughout the site, which may be difficult to view without zooming the page.