Accessibility Rubric

Mavs Open Press

Web version evaluated on 08/23/2018

Accessibility Standards Passed – 8/10

Evaluation Criteria Pass/Fail Additional Information
Accessibility Documentation:

  1. The organization providing materials has a formal accessibility policy.
  2. The organization providing materials has an accessibility statement.
Pass Accessibility statement is present in the front matter.
Content Organization:

  1. Chapter titles and section headers should be marked as headers and distinct from body text.
  2. Table of contents should be present and allow navigation.
  3. Page numbers should be present and correspond with print numbers.
  4. Content should remain organized after user ‘reflows’ page.
Pass Chapter titles and section headers are marked with appropriate tags.
Images:

  1. Non-decorative images should be marked with alternative text.
  2. Images should be compatible with screen reader and magnification software.
  3. Decorative images should be marked with null alternative text.
Fail Some charts are missing descriptive alt text that  explain the chart completely.
Tables:

  1. Tables should be simple and compatible with screen readers and magnification software.
  2. Tables should be single celled and contain ordered lists.
  3. Tables should include markup that identify their rows and columns.
Pass Tables are simple and headers are identified appropriately where necessary. Some cells are merged when absolutely necessary, but they are compatible with NVDA and other accessibility tools.
Hyperlinks:

  1. In-book links should function and connect to their correct location in the text.
  2. Hyperlinks should connect to a working webpage. Hyperlinks should preferably open pages in the same window.
  3. All links should be distinct from body text. They should be descriptively titled and a different color or italicized.
Fail Many hyperlinks in the back matter are broken or don’t link to the right resource.
Multimedia:

  1. Closed captions should be provided for any video content.
  2. Descriptive transcripts should be provided for any video content.
  3. Audio or video player used for multimedia content should be compatible with assistive technology.
  4. No content should flash more than 3 times per second.
Pass No multimedia present.
STEM Content

  1. STEM formulas and equation should be created with an editor compatible with screen readers such as LaTex or MathML.
  2. If equations are inserted as images they should be described in an alt tag.
Pass  No STEM content.
Font

  1. Font should be adjustable and compatible with screen readers, magnification software, and colored displays. Text must remain accessible when any font size is selected.
  2. All font should have zoom capabilities to 200%.
  3. Font should meet standard size requirements (12 pt. body, 9 pt. footnote).
  4. Alternative color and line spacing adjustments should be available.
Pass Font size is adjustable and conforms to all the required standards.
Color Contrast:

  1. All information presented in color should also be conveyed in text or other images.
  2. Headers should meet WCAG AA contrast standards.
  3. Body text should meet WCAG AA contrast standards.
  4. Simple images should meet WCAG AA contrast standards.
Pass WCAG AA standards are met by all the content.
Interactive Elements:

  1. Interactive elements such as menus, examples, practice questions, etc., allow keyboard only operation with and without assistive technology.
  2. All instructions, error messages, and prompts are in text and compatible with assistive technology.
  3. Text should allow for keyboard only operation.
  4. Text should be accessible on mobile devices.
Pass Table of contents allows for keyboard only operation and text is accessible on mobile devices. No other interactive elements are present.

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