Review of Facebook

Facebook Reviewed 04 Jan 2011 · Average score 68%


It is a nice experience but it requires many tools to be installed in order to make a good evaluation.

Detailed Results

# Test Outcome Notes
1 Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible 67% The application can be used with the keyboard. (arrows and tabs)\r\nWAVE:Errors,Features and Alerts found many errors\r\nNVDA can be used to access the application but it is not effective for the images, possibly due to omission of \\\'alt\\\' attributes.
2 Image ALT Attributes 0% Almost no image has the \\\'alt\\\' attribute set.\r\n.
3 Link Target Definitions 33% WAVE: Text-only showed that images do not contain alternatives\r\nHowever, the text links are understandable and NVDA can assist users.
4 Frame Titles and Layout 67% WAVE:Text only shows that frame titles are in place.\r\nThe titles are descriptive.
5 Removal of Stylesheet 100% The application can be used even when the styles are removed with WAVE:Disable Styles.
6 Audio/Video Features 0% There are not provided any \\\'alt\\\' attributes to describe multimedia content.\r\nMoreover there is not any way to them.
7 Video/animations - audio descriptions 33% There is not any way to include descriptions of multimedia content.\r\nComments could be used to add descriptions, but they usually have a rating scope instead of a descriptive one.
8 Appropriate use of Tables 100% Page layout does not use tables.
9 Tab Orderings Correct and Logical 67% Satisfactory navigation to the page using the tabs. Some failures only.\r\n.
10 Page Functionality with Keyboard 100% Efficient navigation using only the keyboard.\r\nEfficient navigation using keyboard and NVDA (problems caused by the omission of \\\'alt\\\' attributes but they do not relate to this test).
11 Accessibility of Text Editors 100% The application uses only simple user-generated text. No rich text is used.
12 Appropriate Feedback with Forms 100% Good text feedback. NVDA can read the feedback.
13 Contrast and Colour Check 67% Good colour contast ( was used)\r\nIn some cases, failed to satisfy the Level AAA WCAG.\r\nSome user-generated content may have low contrast.
14 Page Integrity when Zooming 100% The layout and readability of the application are unaffected when zooming.\r\n.
15 Text size, style, blinking elements and Readability 100% Acceptable font sizes (in most cases > 10px) and font-families (Lucida Grande and other sans-serif fonts).