This is one in a series of posts that will look at the performance and #a11y metrics of the websites for the currently declared 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Yeah, all of them! For more background on what I’m doing and how I’m doing it check read this.
Performance: 41 out of 100
Accessibility: 79 out of 100
- First visit to the site opens up a Youtube player modal. Keyboard focus is not managed well, so a user must tab through the entire site to get to the Close button and view the content. On the plus side, the ESC key or any click on the page will close this roadblock.
- ARIA roles are defined for navigation but are invalid.
- There is not enough color contrast between buttons and their backgrounds.
Best Practices: 86 out of 100
Lighthouse calls for adding a rel=”noopener” to all external links on the site. There is a reason to do this. And it’s a pretty easy fix.
SEO: 98 out of 100
Button tap targets for touch screen devices are not sized large enough to be usable.
- HTTPS: yes
- 102 Requests (yikes)
- 8.5 MB resources
- Largest asset is a 6.2 MB webm video. Good on them for serving up a modern optimized format but this is a very heavy assets for all but a very fast Internet connection.
- WordPress, custom theme.