Review of LinkedIn

LinkedIn Reviewed 10 Aug 2009 · Average score 88%


This is a very easy site to use with no adverts or extras to detract from the main point of linking up with people. There is a pro version and it is possible to add toolbars to Outlook and add to the complexity. At present this site is on the whole very accessible although it is odd that certain links such as add new note do not work in text mode or in WebbIE in text mode but work in graphic mode with keyboard only access. There are a few issues with different versions of JAWS when it comes to some actions within groups and presenting events - thanks to Jennison Asuncion for this information.

Detailed Results

# Test Outcome Notes
1 Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible 100% Sign-up and sign-in forms are accessible, with correct labelling for screenreaders.
2 Image ALT Attributes 100% Alternative text is offered for all critical images on the site - screenreader users will be able to understand the content as clearly as others.
3 Link Target Definitions 100% All links, including images which would otherwise be ambiguous, have titles to uniquely identify them.
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 100% The page is still understandable and functional when it is viewed as a linear document, with no styles.
6 Audio/Video Features 100% N/A - This site does not deal with multimedia content.
7 Video/animations - audio descriptions 100% N/A - This site does not deal with multimedia content.
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 67% Some non-critical items are unusable without a pointing device.
11 Accessibility of Text Editors 100% This site has no rich text editor.
12 Appropriate Feedback with Forms 67% The product provides suitable feedback when the user performs an action in most areas although we have learnt that some versions of JAWS make working with 'Actions' within groups and joining 'Events' difficult.
13 Contrast and Colour Check 67% No contrast issues.
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.