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Exact Editions Accessibility Conformance Report

(Based on VPATĀ® Version 2.5)

Name of Product

The Exact Editions Reader website.

Report Date

This report was last updated on 28th June 2024.

Product Description

The Exact Editions Reader site is the primary tool used by subscribers to explore, search and read magazine archives on Exact Editions.

Contact Information

Please address any questions about this document to support@exacteditions.com.

Scope

This report is limited to the following activities on the Reader site:

  • Log in with email address and password
  • Log out
  • Log in by registered IP address
  • Select title to explore
  • Select issue to read
  • Navigate through an issue, viewing double-page spreads
  • Read an individual page
  • View thumbnails of all pages of an issue
  • Search all
  • Open a search result
  • View the help pages

Evaluation Methods Used

Interactions were evaluated using Google Chrome on a Mac with a number of extensions designed to identify accessibility problems.

Applicable Standards/Guidelines

This report reflects outstanding issues found by an audit based on the level A and AA criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.2 (WCAG 2.2 AA).

Terms

The terms used in the Conformance Level information are defined as follows:

  • Supports: The functionality of the product has at least one method that meets the criterion without known defects or meets with equivalent facilitation.
  • Partially Supports: Some functionality of the product does not meet the criterion.
  • Does Not Support: The majority of product functionality does not meet the criterion.
  • Not Applicable: The criterion is not relevant to the product.
  • Not Evaluated: The product has not been evaluated against the criterion. This can only be used in WCAG Level AAA criteria.

WCAG 2.2 Report

Table 1: Success Criteria, Level A
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations
1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A) Partially Supports Exceptions include:
  • Login brand logo needs alt text (LG-52)
  • Magazine covers should have alt text (READ-924)
  • Client logo should have alt text (READ-925)
  • Issue covers should have alt text (READ-926)
  • Toolbar buttons need ARIA labels (READ-927)
  • Page images in spreads need labels or page text (READ-928)
  • Page image on single-page view needs label or described-by link to page text (READ-929)
  • Read-aloud icon requires alt text (READ-930)
  • Covers of search result title suggestions require alt text (READ-931)
  • Search result cover image requires alt text (READ-932)
  • Search result thumbnail image requires alt text (READ-933)
  • Search result pager prev / next arrows require description (READ-934)
  • Using this site: Heading icons require alt text (READ-935)
  • Using this site: Toolbar button images require alt text (READ-936)
  • Help screenshots require alt text (READ-937)
  • Help videos require alt text (READ-938)
1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded) (Level A) Not Applicable
1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) (Level A) Does Not Support
  • Help videos require captions throughout (READ-939)
1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (Level A) Does Not Support
  • Help videos require a text transcription and description (READ-940)
1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A) Does Not Support
  • Add ARIA landmarks to login page (LG-53)
  • Add ARIA landmarks to magazines page (READ-941)
  • Add ARIA landmarks to issues page (READ-942)
  • Add ARIA landmarks to spreads page (READ-943)
  • Add ARIA landmarks to single-page page (READ-944)
  • Add ARIA landmarks to thumbnails page (READ-945)
  • Add ARIA landmarks to search results page (READ-946)
  • Add ARIA landmarks to help pages (READ-947)
1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence (Level A) Partially Supports
  • Linearisation of text from magazine page layouts is best effort and not guaranteed to match expected reading order.
1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics (Level A) Partially Supports
  • Using this site: Add a column to the navigation table to list the ARIA-label of each toolbar button. Add ARIA-labels to the toolbar buttons. (READ-948)
1.4.1 Use of Color (Level A) Supports
1.4.2 Audio Control (Level A) Not Applicable
2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A) Partially Supports
  • On-page links should be accessible via keyboard (READ-949)
  • Share button should be accessible via keyboard (READ-950)
  • "Skip to main content" shortcut link is broken (READ-951)
  • "Read page text" shortcut link is broken (READ-952)
  • "Listen" button should be accessible via keyboard (READ-953)
2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap (Level A) Supports
2.1.4 Character Key Shortcuts (Level A 2.1 and 2.2) Does Not Support
  • Provide a mechanism to turn off our keystroke navigation commands (READ-954)
2.2.1 Timing Adjustable (Level A) Not Applicable
2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide (Level A) Not Applicable
2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold (Level A) Not Applicable
2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A) Does Not Support
  • Ensure "Skip to main content" shortcut link is effective (READ-951)
  • Implement ARIA landmarks for all page regions as per 1.3.1 (READ-941, READ-942, READ-943, READ-944, READ-945, READ-946, READ-947)
2.4.2 Page Titled (Level A) Partially Supports
  • Help pages should have distinct page titles (READ-955)
2.4.3 Focus Order (Level A) Partially Supports
  • One tab keystroke should navigate from one title to the next - currently takes two (READ-956)
  • One tab keystroke should navigate from issue / stack to the next - currently takes two (READ-957)
  • Invisible / unmarked elements receive focus between page image and "View Plaintext" (READ-958)
  • Share toolbar button does not receive focus (READ-950)
2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A) Does Not Support
  • Add "Log in options" text before IP/username/etc links (LG-54)
  • Move focus to form field when user selects log in option (LG-55)
  • Provide ARIA-label attributes for on-page links (READ-959)
  • Provide ARIA-label attributes for toolbar buttons (READ-927)
  • Provide ARIA-labels for search result covers, thumbnails and extracts (READ-960)
2.5.1 Pointer Gestures (Level A 2.1 and 2.2) Not Applicable
2.5.2 Pointer Cancellation (Level A 2.1 and 2.2) Supports
2.5.3 Label in Name (Level A 2.1 and 2.2) Does Not Support
  • The field labelled "email" should also have the programmatic name "email" rather than "username" (LG-56)
  • The field labelled "remember me" should also have the programmatic name "rememberme" rather than "remember" (LG-57)
2.5.4 Motion Actuation (Level A 2.1 and 2.2) Not Applicable
3.1.1 Language of Page (Level A) Partially Supports
  • Login page should identify language (LG-58)
3.2.1 On Focus (Level A) Supports
3.2.2 On Input (Level A) Partially Supports
  • The instructions for print subscription sign-up should be re-ordered to put the select control below the instructions, with an additional note that making a selection will redirect you to the registration page (READ-961)
3.2.6 Consistent Help (Level A 2.2 only) Supports
3.3.1 Error Identification (Level A) Supports
3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A) Partially Supports
  • Toolbar buttons require ARIA-labels (READ-927)
3.3.7 Redundant Entry (Level A 2.2 only) Not Applicable
4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A) Does Not Support
  • Magazine covers should have role and ARIA-labels set (READ-962)
  • Issue stacks and covers should have role and ARIA-labels set (READ-963)
  • "Listen" button should have role and ARIA-label (READ-964)
Table 2: Success Criteria, Level AA
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations
1.2.4 Captions (Live) (Level AA) Not Applicable
1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) (Level AA) Does Not Support
  • Help videos should include audio description of the visual content (READ-965)
1.3.4 Orientation (Level AA 2.1 and 2.2) Supports
1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose (Level AA 2.1 and 2.2) Does Not Support
  • Update/add autocomplete attribute for form fields to include username and current-password (LG-59)
1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (Level AA) Partially Supports
  • Link text on login form should have higher contrast or be presented in larger font (LG-60)
  • "log in" form submission button fails contrast test (LG-61)
  • View plaintext / Read next page links fail contrast test (READ-966)
  • Active sort order button fails contrast test (READ-967)
  • View plaintext / Read next page links fail contrast test (READ-966)
  • Links on help pages fail contrast test (READ-968)
1.4.4 Resize text (Level AA) Supports
1.4.5 Images of Text (Level AA) Partially Supports

Exception: A particular presentation of text is essential to the information being conveyed.

The magazine presentation is essential to our service. We separately present the text we have been able to extract from the page image.

1.4.10 Reflow (Level AA 2.1 and 2.2) Supports
1.4.11 Non-text Contrast (Level AA 2.1 and 2.2) Partially Supports
  • Login form field borders fail contrast test (LG-62)
  • Navbar search border fails contrast test (READ-969)
  • Pager links fail contrast test (READ-970)
1.4.12 Text Spacing (Level AA 2.1 and 2.2) Supports
1.4.13 Content on Hover or Focus (Level AA 2.1 and 2.2) Does Not Support
  • Page links on mouse hover should have a mechanism to dismiss (e.g. escape key), shouldn't auto-dismiss while pointer is still hovering on page (READ-971)
2.4.5 Multiple Ways (Level AA) Does Not Support
  • Provide a navigable sitemap for available content (READ-972)
2.4.6 Headings and Labels (Level AA) Supports
2.4.7 Focus Visible (Level AA) Partially Supports
  • "Remember me" checkbox does not receive clear focus indicator (LG-63)
  • Search button in navigation bar does not receive clear focus indicator (READ-973)
  • Title filter buttons on lower toolbar do not display focus indicator (READ-974)
  • "Collections" button does not receive focus (READ-975)
  • On-page links are tabbable though not visible and show no focus rectangle (READ-976)
2.4.11 Focus Not Obscured (Minimum) (Level AA 2.2 only) Partially Supports
  • On-page links are tabbable though not visible and show no focus rectangle (READ-976)
2.5.7 Dragging Movements (Level AA 2.2 only) Not Applicable
2.5.8 Target Size (Minimum) (Level AA 2.2 only) Partially Supports
  • On-page links should have a minimum height and width of 24px (READ-977)
3.1.2 Language of Parts (Level AA) Does Not Support
  • Text extracted from the magazine page may include sections in other languages without appropriate identification. (READ-978)
3.2.3 Consistent Navigation (Level AA) Supports
3.2.4 Consistent Identification (Level AA) Supports
3.3.3 Error Suggestion (Level AA) Supports
3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data) (Level AA) Supports
3.3.8 Accessible Authentication (Minimum) (Level AA 2.2 only) Supports
4.1.3 Status Messages (Level AA 2.1 and 2.2) Does Not Support
  • Search result count should be tagged with role="status" (READ-980)

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