Universal Usability Browser Requirements

 

  • Versions Tested:
    • Windows 95/98/NT 4.0/2000: Internet Explorer 4.0, 5.5; Netscape 4.73
    • Solaris: Netscape 4.75, Lynx 2.7.1(Screendumps and SimPLE pages don’t work with Lynx, as they use frames).
    • Linux: Netscape 4.75
    • Macintosh: Internet Explorer 4.5,5.0; Netscape 4.7
  • Minimum HTML version required: 4.01 Traditional
  • Plug-Ins required: none
  • Avoids Java: yes
  • Java version required: Not Applicable
  • Avoids JavaScript: Yes on the main page, but JavaScript is used on the Jazz Home Page
  • JavaScript versions: Compatible with above versions of Netscape and Internet Explorer
  • Avoids Frames: yes
  • Avoids Cascading Style Sheets: yes
  • CSS Features: Not Applicable
  • Avoids ActiveX: yes
  • Avoids Layers: yes
  • Avoids Cookies: yes
  • Avoids multiple windows: yes

 

  • Basic System Requirements
    • Operating Systems that the site has been tested on:
      • Windows 95/98/NT 4.0/2000
      • Solaris 2.6
      • Linux RedHat 6.1, 7.0
      • Macintosh OS 8.5.1
  • Input Devices:
    • Mouse requirements: None
    • Navigable with Keyboard only: Not Tested
    • Compatible speech recognition products: None tested
  • Display
    • Screen Resolution: 640×480 Minimum, 800×600 Recommended
    • Designed for fixed width: No
    • Screen Sizes designed and tested with:
      • 640×480
      • 800×600
      • 1024×768
      • 1152×864
      • 1280×1024
      • 1600×1200
    • Hand-held devices supported/tested: None
    • Mobile devices supported/tested: None
    • Presence of alternative depictions (for screen readers): Everywhere on home page
    • Do all non-text messages have text equivalents?: Yes
    • Font sizes used and tested: Arial and Helvetica, all font sizes adjustable.
  • Audio/Video
    • Types of audio/video output: none
    • Alternative labels/description or other displays for audio/video data?: Not Applicable
  • Network Connection
    • Maximum download size per page (KB) : 394 KB
    • Minimum & recommended connection bandwidth: 56K
    • Network access speeds tested, along with average/expected times for each speed (list):
      • 14.4K, 37 seconds
      • 28.8K, 20 seconds
      • 33.6K, 18 seconds
      • 56K, 14 seconds
      • ISDN, 5 seconds
      • T1, 1.5 seconds

      Source: Netscape’s Web Site Garage

  • Access for users with disabilities
    • Text only version of site: No
    • Alternative browsers supported (and tested): None tested
    • Screen readers supported and tested: None tested
    • Accessibility validators used and conformance levels? Bobby, Priority 1
    • Reading level assumed: Not measured
    • Tested for color deficiencies (color blindness): No
    • Screen magnifier software tested: None
    • Braille keyboard support: None tested
    • Can users turn off rendering features that can affect usability?: Yes
  • Diverse Users
    • Languages supported: English
    • Languages supported via inline translations: English
    • Tested on both left-right and right-left languages: No
    • Translations supported by online translators: Yes, except for navigation buttons in banner image
    • Education Level Required: Not tested
    • Novice user testing conducted and results: None
    • Experience required: No assumptions made
    • Other user background assumptions: None
    • Other internationalization support: None
  • User support
    • Email response expectations: we will try to respond within 72 hours
    • Phone support available during business hours (9AM-5PM EST), at +1 301 405 2725
    • Online communities or newsgroups: HCIL has several mailing lists: see http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/contact/mailinglists.shtml for details.
    • This site does not have an FAQ.