RMIT Research Repository Accessibility Review
The Research Repository is a collection of peer-reviewed research outputs and publications produced by RMIT University researchers, including Higher Degree by Research candidates. It runs on the Esploro platform by ExLibris. Esploro has two components: Researcher Profiles and the Research Portal. The Research Portal is a showcase and a search interface for researchers and research outputs.
This review focussed on the Research Portal search process. Three pages were reviewed: Landing page, Search results page, Full record page.
Review methods: Three pages were manually tested using: Windows with JAWS and NVDA; MacOS with VoiceOver; Keyboard.
The following automated tools were used: WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool; Landmarks extension.
Please note, this is not a comprehensive evaluation of this application. We recommend a thorough evaluation that will consider WCAG compliance as well as the usability of the interface and functionality to its diverse users.
Ronny Andrade Parra, Digital Accessibility Specialist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Iza Bartosiewicz, Library Web Coordinator (email@example.com)