Scottish Book Trust used the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM)(this will open in a new window) as a guide for defining the scope of our internal testing.
We tested the Scottish Book Trust site against WCAG Version 2.1, conformance target AA.
We selected a representative sample of web content from the public website of Scottish Book Trust located at https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/(this will open in a new window). This sample includes a minimum of one sample page from all main page types to test the website's full site functionality and range of content.
The page types selected for the testing sample are:
- Sign in
- Standard page
- Landing page
- Bookbug landing page
- View all articles by
- Meet the team
- Learning resource
- Song and rhyme library
- Song and rhyme
- Authors Live on Demand library
- Authors Live individual page
- Opportunities for writers
- Browse and search
- Newsletter sign up
- Book list
- Live Literature Author Directory
- Live Literature Author Directory profile
- Application form
Initially, each page listed above was tested using automatic checking tools including Wave, and browser developer tools such as the Axe browser extension and Google Lighthouse. Main checks using automatic testing include but are not limited to:
- Incorrect / lack of heading structure
- Insufficient colour contrast
- Missing alternative descriptions on images
- Form field labels
A combination of tools were used because automatic checking tools can only find some accessibility issues, and human review of individual issues is still necessary.
Therefore, the listed pages were also checked using manual testing to ensure common issues related to automatic check errors were identified. For example:
- Correct heading structure
- Use of colour for meaning
- Relevant alternative descriptions on images
- Lack of keyboard only access
- Missing focus indicator
- Accessible form field error messages
- No captions, transcripts or audio descriptions on videos
Additionally, the representative sample of pages was also tested using screen readers. The screen reader and browser combinations used were NDVA and Firefox as well as Voiceover and Safari.
Read our Accessibility statement