This is split out from the master accessibility thread: Accessibility audit and shepherd for making improvements.
Accessibility question: Are form fields and links properly labeled?
Missing label noted in screen shot of checker tool below.
See Techniques for proper labeling here H91: Using HTML form controls and links | Techniques for WCAG 2.0
I tried gathering more data using IDI Web Accessibility Checker : Web Accessibility Checker, trying to find tools to automate some of these checks. I checked several pages as representative of the user interfaces that make up the bulk of user interactions (home, category, topic pages). There was one class of “known problems” (using
<b> tags). There’s some previous conversation here and here about whether the
<strong> distinction is meaningful (from the perspective of the accessibility audit the answer is a definite “yes,” even if this might feel pedantic or like it’s adding cost of bytes over the wire for the longer tag).
I didn’t yet investigate the “potential problems,” but could include that in the next phase of improvements.