Review of Facebook

Facebook Reviewed 15 Sep 2011 · Average score 57%


Newer changes (since 2009) to facebook have made it a lot harder to use with a screen reader and keyboard. There is a more accessible version at

Detailed Results

# Test Outcome Notes
1 Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible 67% same as before.
2 Image ALT Attributes 0% same as before.
3 Link Target Definitions 0% same as before.
4 Frame Titles and Layout 67% same as before.
5 Removal of Stylesheet 100% same as before.
6 Audio/Video Features 100% same as before.
7 Video/animations - audio descriptions 0% same as before.
8 Appropriate use of Tables 100% same as before.
9 Tab Orderings Correct and Logical 33% With the changes made to facebook, the tab indexing is slightly incorrect. It navigates the banner, left column, right column, then the main content. It is awkward to use, especially as there is no skip to content link.
10 Page Functionality with Keyboard 0% The friends requests and messages can only be accessed with the use of a mouse in some browsers (tested in chrome and IE9, neither of which work). After researching, the \\\'alt+no.\\\' key combinations offer helpful shortcuts, but do not work in these br
11 Accessibility of Text Editors 67% same as before.
12 Appropriate Feedback with Forms 100% same as before.
13 Contrast and Colour Check 67% same as before.
14 Page Integrity when Zooming 100% same as before.
15 Text size, style, blinking elements and Readability 67% same as before.