Review of Anobii

Anobii Reviewed 24 Dec 2009 · Average score 79%


The website is accessible in many areas so it is a shame that the use of labels for the forms is not more uniform in order to help screen reader users. The fonts and zooming are good and contrast levels are clear. A wonderful collection of language options and translation is available.

Detailed Results

# Test Outcome Notes
1 Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible 67% The login form is very simple just requiring an e-mail address and password. The forms are keyboard accessible which make a navigation between field easy but there are no labels and if you use NVDA there are no prompts although the text fields can be see
2 Image ALT Attributes 33% The images of book covers tend to have the word used in the search field as their alt text. This is not important as part of the content as the real title of the book is next to the picture but it is confusing. There are very few other pictures.
3 Link Target Definitions 100% All links in the web site have understandable titles. They are easy to work through in text only format.
4 Frame Titles and Layout 33% Frames are used on the web site and some lack description titles which is picked up by using Accessibility toolbar but does not appear to impact on use when listening with NVDA screen reader.
5 Removal of Stylesheet 100% The content of the pages is understandable and navigation is accessible when viewed in linear format.
6 Audio/Video Features 100% The website can be linked from Twitter which is only allows for 140 characters of text and no images. Videos and audio are not used.
7 Video/animations - audio descriptions 100% The website can be linked from Twitter which is only allows for 140 characters of text and no images - video and animations are not used.
8 Appropriate use of Tables 33% Some aspects within the pages are designed by using tables, and there do not appear to be some headings but they do not seem to affect the use of NVDA and linearise well.
9 Tab Orderings Correct and Logical 100% Tab order in pages is logical and texts can be read top-to-bottom or left-to-right when using WebbIE and Thunder screen reader.
10 Page Functionality with Keyboard 100% Pages are fully accessible without using a mouse and there are no media players or items that may impact on the choice of browser.
11 Accessibility of Text Editors 33% This web site does not have a rich text editor. All forms use simple text but without the labels some are not screen reader accessible.
12 Appropriate Feedback with Forms 100% The website provides good feedback when the user fills in a form and it is accessible for screen reader.
13 Contrast and Colour Check 100% The contrast on this site passes validation, and the text is easy to read with black on white background. Mouse users can also have pale coloured backgrounds as they hover over a book's description.
14 Page Integrity when Zooming 100% The web pages navigation and readability is good at a high level of zoom (magnification).
15 Text size, style, blinking elements and Readability 100% The web site uses adequate font sizes clearly and the language is easy to read, although in places it depends on the users. There are no blinking items.