Review of CommunityWalk

CommunityWalk Reviewed 10 Aug 2009 · Average score 44%


Much of the site depends on Flash components which are not text browser or screen reader accessible. Keyboard access is also an issue and really mouse use is the only realistic way of making full use of the add-ins. The text can be small in some boxes but appears to zoom well in most places - odd overlays move onto other parts of the map when highly magnified.

Detailed Results

# Test Outcome Notes
1 Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible 0% There are no labels to the forms so careful navigation is required by a screen reader to catch the text linked to the form.
2 Image ALT Attributes 33% Most images have alt tags and are understandable but the maps are not screen reader accessible.
3 Link Target Definitions 0% This site features ambiguous links which cannot be identified or distinguished by a screenreader.
4 Frame Titles and Layout 33% This site makes use of frames - the frames are not named. This may cause problems for some screenreader users.
5 Removal of Stylesheet 0% The site is unusable without the stylesheet.
6 Audio/Video Features 33% Multimedia items on this site offer a text description.
7 Video/animations - audio descriptions 33% Audio descriptions of the maps would be helpful but are not part of the service. Text summaries can be added.
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 0% This site requires a pointing device as it makes heavy use of drag-and-drop operations.
11 Accessibility of Text Editors 0% Text editor menu is not accessible with the screenreader or keyboard.
12 Appropriate Feedback with Forms 100% The product provides suitable feedback when the user performs an action.
13 Contrast and Colour Check 67% No contrast problems.
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 67% The majority of text on the site is size ten, which is readable but may be uncomfortable for some.