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What the issue is

Language selectors that do not visually or programmatically (through ARIA roles) indicate the currently selected language can confuse or disorient users. This oversight makes it difficult for users, especially those using assistive technologies, to understand which language is currently active or has been selected without encountering the content.

What the issue is

Language selectors can fail colour contrast requirements when the text or graphical objects do not provide enough contrast against their background. This makes it difficult for users with visual impairments, including those with color vision deficiencies, to discern the options or current selection within the language selector widget.

What the issue is

Links that do not have sufficient color contrast compared to the surrounding text or background color can create readability issues. This includes both textual links and image links.  Users with visual impairments, such as color blindness or low vision, may struggle to identify or read these links, which can significantly impede their web navigation experience. Links without adequate contrast fail to stand out, requiring users to exert more effort to find navigable elements, potentially leading to a frustrating experience.

What the issue is

An issue occurs when different pages within the same website have identical titles. This can confuse users, particularly those using screen readers, as they may not be able to distinguish between pages based on their titles alone. This situation leads to difficulties in navigating the website and prevents users from using page titles to understand the context of the pages they are visiting, or understand the purpose of the page they have bookmarked.

What the issue is

While having a descriptive page title is crucial for accessibility, an excessively long or overly complicated title can also pose problems. Titles that are burdened with too many keywords, contain complex jargon, or try to describe too much can be difficult to understand and process, especially for users with cognitive disabilities or those who rely on screen readers. Such titles may be cut off by browsers or screen readers, potentially omitting important information.

What the issue is

A common accessibility issue arises when web pages do not have adequately descriptive titles or when multiple pages in a website have the same or similar titles. This makes it difficult for users, especially those using screen readers, to understand the content or purpose of the page without reading through a significant portion of the content. It complicates navigation and orientation within the site for users relying on assistive technologies.

What the issue is

An often overlooked accessibility issue is when the page title fails to update after a dynamic content change. This occurs primarily in single-page applications (SPAs) or in any web page where content updates dynamically without a full page reload. When users navigate through different content sections or complete actions that significantly change the page context (such as submitting a form), if the page title does not reflect these changes, it can cause confusion and disorientation, particularly for users depending on assistive technologies.