Results for MyPodcast.com
This is more of a tool to create podcasts including audio, video content as well as traditional "blog" posts. It allows the members to set up complete websites from a selection of templates and to add comments and share work. Transcriptions can be added in the description field.
Accessibility Testing Results
This could be a useful podcast site as the edit boxes are accessible with good labelling. Sadly the registration has an inaccessible captcha. Contrast levels depend on the website template chosen but the zoom function works well. Tables prevent the layout being give a clean bill of health as they are used for design throughout the site but are ignored in WebbIE and are in fact accessible on the whole. The Flash player is only usable with a keyboard in certain browsers such as Internet Explorer.
|1||Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible||No capcha alternative is offered, which will cause problems for screenreader users. However, the remaining forms throughout the site are thoroughly labelled although filling in with pale orange text is not the best colour.|
|2||Image ALT Attributes||Not all images on this site offer alternative text - This does not help screen reader users.|
|3||Link Target Definitions||The destination of most links is clear, but this depends largely upon what users contribute to the site.|
|4||Frame Titles and Layout||There is an iframe but it is not part of the overall design and does not appear to cause any problems.|
|5||Removal of Stylesheet||The page is still understandable and functional when it is viewed as a linear document, with no styles.|
|6||Audio/Video Features||A text description is offered for content.|
|7||Video/animations - audio descriptions||A text description and audio description are offered for content.|
|8||Appropriate use of Tables||Tables and nested tables are used to create the style of this site. This may create problems for some screenreader users but tabbing into them is usually possible.|
|9||Tab Orderings Correct and Logical||Tab order is in a logical and consistent top-to-bottom or left-to-right format.|
|10||Page Functionality with Keyboard||The podcast player is a Flash component, and cannot be used without a pointing device in some browsers.|
|11||Accessibility of Text Editors||There is no rich text editor within this product.|
|12||Appropriate Feedback with Forms||The product provides suitable feedback when the user performs an action.|
|13||Contrast and Colour Check||Some templates have poor contrast or designs that are harsh on the eye. Text within input fields is orange on white.|
|14||Page Integrity when Zooming||The website maintains the layout and usability of all critical areas perfectly when zoomed.|
|15||Text size, style, blinking elements and Readability||The majority of text on the site is size ten, which is readable but may be uncomfortable for some.|
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.
|Specific Learning Differences (including Dyslexia)||87%|
|Deaf/Hard of Hearing||78%|
|Cognitive Learning Disabilities||72%|
|Partially Sighted and Visual Acuity||71%|
|Blind and Severe Visual Impairments||67%|