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 for the following versions:
- The Apple iOS Mobile App v2.11.0
- The Android Mobile App v2.11.0
For information on accommodations, see Can I apply for an accommodation to be excused from the testing requirement?
For general information about COVID-19 testing on campus, including accessible testing locations, go to Spring 2021 Testing.
The following information is provided to help people with disabilities know what potential barriers may exist within the Safer Badgers app.
- 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 items are missing an accessible screen reader label, making certain features such as scheduling difficult for users navigating via screen reader. For example, the day, date, and time selection for appointments can be confusing.
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.