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RMIT Research Repository Accessibility Review

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posted on 07.10.2021, 00:14 by Izabella Bartosiewicz, Ronny Andrade Parra

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.

Reviewers:

Ronny Andrade Parra, Digital Accessibility Specialist (ronny.andrade.parra@rmit.edu.au)

Iza Bartosiewicz, Library Web Coordinator (iza.bartosiewicz@rmit.edu.au)

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