Results for LiveJournal
LiveJournal offers interactive online diaries, journal spaces and blogging with multimedia elements. It is highly customisable and has several layers of security.
Accessibility Testing Results
The whole site was relatively accessible and it worked well in WebbIE once you realised the secret to using the navigate to form to skip links as the login and other essential search forms appeared after a long list of tab links. The main problems were related to submitting items in fckeditor and a screen reader user would have to use HTML format but once again it worked better in WebbIE. Not all the alternative texts for images were in place or useful. Some links were unhelpful by being too long or just 'more'. It is possible to send voice notes and to have these transcribed.
|1||Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible||An audio captcha is available but hard to decipher. The login in is at the bottom of the page when used with keyboard only it is possible to navigate to it via skip to forms in WebbIE|
|2||Image ALT Attributes||On the whole the images have alternative text but some are missing.|
|3||Link Target Definitions||individual link items are usually well explained and when in sentences but the odd item has more or info etc.|
|4||Frame Titles and Layout||frames tend to be associated with adverts and do not affect design.|
|5||Removal of Stylesheet||It is easy to navigate although the order is bizarre in places|
|6||Audio/Video Features||There is no way of adding alt tags to uploaded photos etc. Voice messages can have transcriptions.|
|7||Video/animations - audio descriptions||Voice messages can be added to enhance text or photos but they are not really designed as audio descriptions. Text transcriptions are good.|
|8||Appropriate use of Tables||A single table seems to be used in places with date and no heading but this does not affect readability|
|9||Tab Orderings Correct and Logical||It is illogical to have the login and search etc near the bottom of the page as far as keyboard users are concerned but as said if navigation by forms is used then they appear second or third in line.|
|10||Page Functionality with Keyboard||It is all keyboard accessible but order is not as good as it could be.|
|11||Accessibility of Text Editors||fckeditor is used in the journal which can be accessed by WebbIE in HTML format - using a keyboard with the rich text editor is not so successful.|
|12||Appropriate Feedback with Forms||It is probably acceptable once you understand the system but it was not immediately obvious and there was no way of knowing how successful one had been until returning to the gallery when it came to uploading photographs|
|13||Contrast and Colour Check||Contrast levels are good on the whole but some critical text at the top of the pages is very small|
|14||Page Integrity when Zooming||This is very good in areas of importance with only a few elements overlapping with a high degree of magnification|
|15||Text size, style, blinking elements and Readability||Text offered by the site is all sans serif. It can be very small in places and there are only a couple of small animated items on the first page.|
The following table shows how well the product performs for people with disabilities, as listed in the Disabilities section.
Percentages do not indicate how much of a site is accessible. They indicate the average figure of test results relevant to each disability. Select a disability to see which tests are relevant to it.
|Cognitive Learning Disabilities||67%|
|Specific Learning Differences (including Dyslexia)||67%|
|Blind and Severe Visual Impairments||64%|
|Partially Sighted and Visual Acuity||63%|
|Deaf/Hard of Hearing||45%|