Purposity - Accessibility & Usability Information KB

This document summarizes the accessibility and usability barriers identified during testing as well as how to get help.

UW-Madison Office of Student Financial aid partners with Purposity to help support the essential financial needs of students. Students can request aid through the app, and community members can contribute to student needs.

Get help

Contact the UW-Madison Basic Needs Team at basic.needs@finaid.wisc.edu with questions about Purposity

Accessibility & usability barriers - iOS

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

Screen reader accessibility barriers may impact users who are blind or have low vision and are using a screen reader or other assistive technology

  • The login fields for email and password are not usable while navigating with a screen reader.

  • Buttons, links, and other interactive elements all read as plain text.

  • Images throughout the app are missing alternative text.

  • Multiple buttons have no screen reader indication of their functionality, including the “Read More” button in multiple locations. 

Color contrast barriers may be difficult for people with low vision or who are colorblind

Multiple elements of the app have low color contrast, including the light blue color scheme on most buttons and menus, and small gray text throughout the app. These may pose a barrier for people who are colorblind or have low vision.

Accessibility & usability barriers - Android

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

Screen reader accessibility barriers may impact users who are blind or have low vision and are using a screen reader or other assistive technology

This app has multiple significant screen reader barriers including:

  • The login fields for email and password are not usable while navigating with a screen reader.

  • Buttons, links, and other interactive elements all read as plain text.

  • Images throughout the app are missing alternative text.

  • Multiple buttons have no screen reader indication of their functionality, including:

    • The plus and minus buttons to set a goal on the “Profile” page

    • The updates button on the “Home” page

    • The navigation buttons in the set up process

Color contrast barriers may be difficult for people with low vision or who are colorblind

Multiple elements of the app have low color contrast, including the light blue color scheme on most buttons and menus, and small gray text throughout the app. These may pose a barrier for people who are colorblind or have low vision.





Keywords:Purposity, accessibility, usability, screen reader, keyboard shortcuts   Doc ID:115043
Owner:Sandi A.Group:Campus IT Accessibility & Usability
Created:2021-11-30 18:01 CDTUpdated:2021-11-30 18:02 CDT
Sites:Campus IT Accessibility & Usability
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