Accessibility within TimeEdit Viewer – Lund University’s scheduling generator

TimeEdit AB has collaborated with Lund University’s TimeEdit management to produce this website. We want to enable as many people as possible to use the website. This document describes how TimeEdit Viewer’s scheduling page for Lund University complies with the law on accessibility to digital public service, shows any known accessibility issues and explains how to report errors to us so we can remedy them.

How accessible is the website?

We are aware that parts of this website are not fully accessible. See the section detailing non-accessible content below for more information.We are aware that parts of this website are not fully accessible. See the section detailing non-accessible content below for more information.

What can you do if you are unable to use parts of the website?

If you need content from TimeEdit Viewer – LU’s scheduling generator that is not accessible for you but is exempt from the scope of the law as described below, you can report this by opening a case via Servicedesk@lu.se, or by contacting your relevant faculty process manager. You can use the following link to check who the process manager is for your faculty: https://srs.ht.lu.se/en/process-managers/ . You will normally get a response within seven working days.

Report accessibility problems on the website

The management of TimeEdit at Lund University in collaboration with IT supplier TimeEdit AB continuously strive to improve the website’s accessibility. If you discover a problem that has not been described on this page or you believe we are not meeting the legal requirements, inform your process manager (see link above) or send an email to Servicedesk@lu.se so we know that the problem exists.

Oversight

The Agency for Digital Government is responsible for monitoring compliance with the law on accessibility to digital public service. If you are not satisfied with how we are managing your comments, you can contact the Agency for Digital Government to raise this.

Technical information about the website’s accessibility

This website only partially complies with the law on accessibility to digital public service, due to the issues described below.

How we have tested the website

Review method:

We have used the “Vägledning för webbutveckling” (Web development guidance, in Swedish) checklist as a basis: https://webbriktlinjer.se/wcag/?checklista

This has been supplemented by the tool known as “Wave”: https://wave.webaim.org

A navigation test without screen (assistive audio) was carried out using MacOS’s built-in “VoiceOver” tool in MacOS 10.15.7.

We tested the graphic booking page: https://cloud.timeedit.net/lu/web/lugem1/ri1Q5.html and the graphic scheduling page: https://cloud.timeedit.net/lu/web/ht3/ri1Q9.html

We attach the results of the “Web development guidance” checklist.  Below we comment on the points that do not have Completed or Not relevant status.

We also conducted a self-assessment (internal test) of the “Scheduling and resource booking” website. We reviewed the checklist available at https://webbriktlinjer.se/wcag/?checklista and conducted practical tests on the website controls. We also made use of the Funkify web browser add-on to review the website. A test-run of the site was also carried out using the automatic assistive audio tool. Responsiveness was checked using a mobile phone.

The most recent assessment was conducted on 13 November 2020.

Non-accessible content – Insufficient compliance with legal requirements

We attach the results of the “Web development guidance” checklist.  Below we comment on the points that do not have Completed or Not relevant status.

1.1.1 (R115)  Many elements, for ex. forms, lack text description.

1.3.1 (R121) Page consists of four parts: top, scheduling, footer and menus. We do not meet the “Use WAI-ARIA” requirement for content that cannot be expressed using standard HTML.

1.3.2 (R122) Requirement for the page to be usable without style sheets is not being met.  Test of reading order by listening through the content resulted in the page being difficult to navigate if you only navigate by listening and without a pointing device.

1.3.3 (R123) Generally all information is displayed – or can be displayed by configuring the page – as text. One exception is the indication “changed in the last day” that is only displayed as a colour marking (a red dot). However, information about when a booking was last changed can be included as text on the bookings if the page is configured to allow this.

1.4.13 (R158) The search box, calendar and adjustment menu require the click of a mouse to be closed, but booking information and item information can be closed using ESC.

1.4.5 (R128) Images are not used to display text, but the search button is only displayed as an image (magnifying glass) without a text description.

2.1.1 (R129) The page requires a mouse for effective navigation.

2.4.1 (R75) The page does not meet the requirements.

2.4.3 (R136) The tab order is illogical on some parts of the page.

2.5.3 (R162) Machine-readable labels are missing in many places.

3.3.1 (R2) The page does not mark error messages with WAI-ARIA.

3.3.2 (R55) The page only partially meets these requirements.

4.1.1 (R84) The code does not currently validate.

4.1.2 (R152) The page contains a tailor-made component: the date selector – and this does not meet the requirement.

4.1.3 (R164) The page does not meet the requirement.

Some reflections on the schedule display

Although the page would formally meet the technical requirements on the checklist, our assessment is that it would be difficult to navigate without the use of a pointing device and hard to understand using assistive audio due to its graphic conten.

By instead offering the page in text format as standard (which is a configuration option) the page should become much more easily navigable and easier to understand.

When Lund University offers links to the course schedule from course pages or learning platforms, there is also the option of directly linking to a simplified, text-based version of the schedule. If this is done, no search and date selection controls are displayed and the page becomes very easy to navigate without a pointing device and easy to understand when using assistive audio. If this is done, we consider the page to meet all requirements on the checklist in principle.

Accessibility issues are remedied on a continuous basis as part of the development of TimeEdit Viewer.

Page Manager:  | 2020-11-24