Accessibility Statement for the Website of Breast Cancer Screening Survey

Last Update: This Statement was prepared on June 9, 2023, and last updated on June 9, 2023.

In consonance with the legal requirements as well as our aim and mission of increasing
accessibility, we have created this Accessibility Statement for the content of our website. We are
an academic research study project, and therefore, with limited resources, we have tried to make
the website accessible. However, there will still be parts and contents of the website that might
not be accessible, and for that, we request you to connect with us and provide your feedback as
to what improvements can be made.

To ascertain and assess the accessibility, we have used openly available accessibility audit
platforms without any manual assessment due to limited resources. This Statement is created in light of the results yielded by such platforms about the extent of accessibility of our website.

The Website

Our website is relatively small scale in terms of the content and possible engagement by users.
The main purpose of the website is to provide basic information about the project itself, and for
users to voluntarily fill and submit their Survey responses. The website mainly contains written
content and certain images, and a dedicated section for users to fill our Survey.

With the website being kept simple and minimalist, we hope that it does not create any
accessibility hindrances or obstructions for any user. To ensure accessibility, we have used
simple fonts and formatting, plain background of the text, bare minimum number of images, and only a handful of sections.

While we are trying to always improve the user experience when accessing our website, you might encounter some issues for which we are always proactive to help you out. All you have to do is reach out to us, and give us a reasonable time to get back to you. For this, you can refer to the Contact Us section at the bottom of this Statement.

Status of Compliance

Compliance Audit Report

We ran accessibility check compliance on multiple open source platforms, and found following result

A. Site Quality Check:

  • Failure (Broken links) – Some pages contain links that don't work.
  • Success (Server configuration) – No issues found.
  • Success (ASP, ASP.NET and PHP script errors) – No issues found.
  • Success (Internet RFCs) – No issues found.

B. Inventory of resources

The audit found following resources available on the website:

  • Two HTML pages
  • Three PNG images
  • Six files of Cascading Style Sheets
  • 13 files of JavaScript;
  • Nine files of Web Fonts;
  • Six files of other types;
  • One special file like robots.txt; and
  • One link to an external site.

C. Issues found

The audit found 15 issues with pages, details of which are:

Issues

Description and URL

Guideline

Line

13 issues found with page www.breastcancerscreeningsurvey.com

1.

Link uses general text like ‘Click Here’ with no surrounding text explaining link purpose.

Link text:

WCAG 2.1 A F63

Section 508 (2017) A F63

1845

2.

This page has no h1 element, which violates Bing webmaster guidelines.

Bing

1829

3.

Too few values for CSS property.

font-size color color color color

CSS Validation

1511 1542 1548 1554 1557

4.

Offer an HTML site map to your users with links that point to the important parts of your site. Links embedded in menus, list boxes, and similar elements are not accessible to web crawlers unless they appear in your site map. If the site map is larger than 100 or so links, you may want to break the site map into separate pages.

Google

Bing

1

5.

This link is broken. The page could not be found on the target web server.

Broken link: https://www.breastcancerscreeningsurvey.com/wp-content/themes/Impreza/fonts/material-icons.woff?ver=8.16 404 Not Found

Broken Link

87 232

6.

Ensure that text and background colors have enough contrast.

The text color to background color contrast ratio after composition is:

2.85 with color:  rgb(153,153,153);background-color:  rgb(255,255,255);font-size: 8.40pt;font-weight: 400;

2.61 with color:  rgb(153,153,153);background-color:  rgb(245,245,245);font-size: 8.40pt;font-weight: 400;

3.48 with color:  rgb(255,255,255);background-color:  rgb(40,140,234);font-size: 12pt;font-weight: 700;

3.48 with color:  rgb(255,255,255);background-color:  rgb(40,140,234);font-size: 9.75pt;font-weight: 700;

WCAG 2.1 AA 1.4.3

Section 508 (2017) AA 1.4.3

1921 1926 1956 2854

7.

The CSS outline or border style on this element makes it difficult or impossible to see the dotted link focus outline.

:focus and :not(:focus) have same outline:

WCAG 2.1 AA F78

Section 508 (2017) AA F78

1866

8.

Section lacks heading.

HTML5

1903 1940

9.

Don’t use CSS animations or transitions in interactions without giving the user a way to turn them off.

:hover transition:  rgb(195,0,82) box-shadow border color opacity transform 0.3s :hover transition:  rgb(195,0,82) box-shadow border color opacity transform 0.3s :hover transition:  rgb(195,0,82) box-shadow border color opacity transform 0.3s :hover transition:  rgb(195,0,82) box-shadow border color opacity transform 0.3s :hover transition:  rgb(195,0,82) border box-shadow color opacity transform 0.3s

WCAG 2.1 2.3.3

1845 1866 1869 1872 1921

10.

Each section of content should begin with a heading element (h1, h2, h3), but this page has no headings.

WCAG 2.1 AAA 2.4.10

1

11.

No meta description tag found. Use a description tag that accurately describes the contents of a web page.

Yahoo

Google

Bing

1

12.

Use at least a 12-point font on all web pages.

Usability.gov 11:8

705 843 866 889 912

13.

Use site maps for web sites that have many pages.

Usability.gov 7:10

1

1 Issue found with page https://www.breastcancerscreeningsurvey.com/wp-content/plugins/scroll_magic//assets/css/bb-scrollmagic.css?ver=4.2.5

1.

Invalid value of CSS Property

CSS Validation

23

1 Issue found with page https://www.breastcancerscreeningsurvey.com/wp-content/themes/Impreza/css/style.min.css?ver=8.16

1.

Use at least a 12-point font on all web pages.

Usability.gov 11:8

182 5621 5644 5930 5934

D. Compatibility and Test Environment

  • Edge 111
  • Firefox 111
  • Safari 16
  • Opera 96
  • Chrome 111
  • iOS ≤ 15 16
  • Android 111

E. Conclusion

Total files and pages checked: 41

Category

Pages

Benchmark

Overall Quality

Three pages with quality issues.

8% have issues, better than average

Errors

1 page with broken links or other errors

3% have issues, better than average

Accessibility 

1 page with accessibility problems

3% have issues, better than average

Compatibility

0 pages with browser specific issues

0% have issues, better than average

Search

1 pages with search engine issues

3% have issues, better than average

Standards 

2 pages have W3C standards issues

5% have issues, better than average

Usability

2 pages with usability issues

5% have issues, better than average

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions detailed above. 

Important Note

We understand that the above audit might not be completely accurate, however, we will make efforts to conduct periodic audits as and when our budget constraints permit. But we are always open to receiving the feedback from our users or any person, entity, or organization to achieve better accessibility.

What are we doing?

We are working towards filing ways to resolve the non-compliances and other issues listed above. However, since we are an academic research study project, the resolution of issues will take its own reasonable time and resources. However, we will continue to identify any further issues, and be open to receiving users’ feedback on their experience in interacting with the website.

Contact Us

If you wish to reach out to us in connection with this Accessibility Statement, or with any query, suggestion, issue or grievance in relation to accessibility of our website, you can contact us at info@breastcancerscreeningsurvey.com with ‘Accessibility’ as prefix in the subject line.