Advising Gateway Accessibility and Usability Information

This document summarizes the accessibility and usability barriers identified during testing as well as how to get help when using the Advising Gateway application. The Advising Gateway is an easy to use, intuitive user interface accessed via MyUW that provides authorized users with the ability to either get, or get to key student record information that might be needed when working with students. Student record data accessible via the Advising Gateway are classified as “Restricted” and fall under FERPA.

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Accessibility & usability barriers 

The following information is provided to help people with disabilities know what potential barriers may exist.

Screen reader barriers may be difficult for people with visual disabilities

  • Mis-labeled controls, grouped items, and a lack of confirmation make navigating to some content with a screen reader difficult or impossible.
  • The search page has a flyout menu that will receive focus but when selecting items within the menu, focus is sent behind the open menu into page content.
  • Logout not available via screen reader.

Keyboard navigation barriers may be difficult for people with motor disabilities

  • Some items are not in the logical tab order, making them difficult to navigate via keyboard.
  • Logout not available via keyboard navigation.

Color contrast accessibility barriers may be difficult for people with visual disabilities

  • Some items and focus indicators have low color contrast, causing difficulty reading or focus indication for people with low vision or color blindness.

Magnification barriers create difficulties perceiving information for some users, such as people with low vision.

  • Once the application reaches 200% screen magnification, the tables require the user to scroll horizontally.

KeywordsAdvising Gateway, gateway, advisor, student advising, advisor notes, student records   Doc ID123374
OwnerChristine A.GroupIT Accessibility and Usability
Created2023-01-11 11:26:17Updated2023-08-11 11:28:29
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