Safer Badgers App - Accessibility & Usability Information

This document summarizes accessibility barriers identified during testing, as well as how to get help.

The Safer Badgers App is the university's official COVID-19 app for testing, building access, and exposure notification, and will be used by students, faculty, and staff. This document includes accessibility resources, known barriers, and suggested workarounds.

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Accessibility barriers 

The following information is provided to help people with disabilities know what potential barriers may exist within the Safer Badgers app.

Known bugs

  • Consent form “Scroll to continue” button remains inactive unless the user scrolls to content below the page fold and is hidden by the button.

Barriers that may impact people with vision disabilities

Screen reader readability barriers

Some content in the application is not readable by screen reader. 

  • Some pop-up message labels are not being read fully by the screen reader which can be confusing for some users.

  • Pages may skip headings or main content. For example, the Consent Form content can not be fully read by a screen reader. 

Screen reader navigation barriers

When navigating via screen reader, there are navigation barriers and missing functionality

  • In some instances, the focus indicator is missing or navigates to an unexpected location, making navigation difficult. On several pages the focus starts on the back button, which can be confusing for some users.

  • Some buttons are screen reading as an image in iOS and clickability is not identified. Examples include buttons on the main dashboard and in the form for manually entering COVID test results.

Barriers that may impact people with color blindness

Some color schemes, bullet points, and buttons within the app have low color contrast and may be difficult for some users to navigate and read if they have low vision or color blindness. Some text is small and can be very hard to read when filling out forms and navigating the app.

Keywords:Safer Badgers, COVID-19, mobile application, accessibility, usability, COVID testing, symptoms, COVID symptoms, COVID   Doc ID:108257
Owner:Sandi A.Group:Campus IT Accessibility & Usability
Created:2021-01-11 13:28 CDTUpdated:2021-01-25 10:28 CDT
Sites:Campus IT Accessibility & Usability, DoIT Help Desk, Safer Badgers
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