Review of Wayfaring

Wayfaring Reviewed 10 Aug 2009 · Average score 51%


Clearly not all the elements have alt tags and the maps are those powered by Google with similar mouse over text and size control. Added features cannot be read by a screenreader. The main links are accessible but the maps cannot be manipulated by keyboard only. Text sizes can be small but zoom is good.

Detailed Results

# Test Outcome Notes
1 Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible 33% The signin and signup forms are both javascript-driven and there are no labels. They may cause problems for screenreader users but they are keyboard accessible.
2 Image ALT Attributes 33% Very few critical images have alternative text.
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 0% The map does not work without its associated stylesheet.
6 Audio/Video Features 33% It is possible to add a short description to the points on the map.
7 Video/animations - audio descriptions 33% There is no chance to add audio descriptions but text can be added.
8 Appropriate use of Tables 0% Tables are used to construct this site - this may cause some screenreaders to read the content in the wrong order in this case the choice of maps and not the content in the maps.
9 Tab Orderings Correct and Logical 67% Tab order appears to be logical and makes access possible by keyboard users. However, tables are used for layout so some ordering may not be the way one would wish to work.
10 Page Functionality with Keyboard 0% This product requires a drag-and-drop operation with a pointing device to pan around the map.
11 Accessibility of Text Editors 67% There is no rich text editor in this product.
12 Appropriate Feedback with Forms 67% Feedback is poor when the user attempts to log in with incorrect details - especially if they make two invalid attempts.
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 67% The majority of text on the site is size ten, which is readable but may be uncomfortable for some.