If we test the page using the Yellowpipe Lynx viewer, we get a rendering that starts as follows:
Language options Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish WHO home ____________________ Search (_) All WHO (_) This site only Home About WHO Countries Health topics Publications Research tools WHO sites Food Safety Zoonoses Microbiological risks Chemical risks Biotechnology (GM foods) Food standards (Codex Alimentarius) Foodborne disease Food production to consumption Capacity building Consumer education Food safety About | Contact us | Publications | Related links WHO > WHO sites > Food safety > Publications related to food safety > Chemical risks publications printable version Frequently asked questions - acrylamide in food
The numbers in brackets indicate links. Note that the links appear as a more chaotic collection than in the graphic rendering, since the visual formatting is lost.
We have reproduced the lengthy start to illustrate what many people have to go through every time they access a page of this site. When using a speech browser, they need to listen to this over and over again, unless there is some tool for skipping it.
Thus, there is a lot of repetitive content (navigation shared by other pages of the site) before the content proper, and no link for skipping it. This would be easy to fix by adding a skip navigation link. It should skip to the text “Frequently asked questions…” (or a reformulation of it).
The order inside the form is not quite optimal. When you use the tab key, you first enter the text input field, then the submit button, then the radio buttons. Therefore, if you wish to affect the search mode, you need to move to the radio buttons past the submit button, then backwards. This is mostly just a minor inconvenience, but it could be avoided by using a different form design.
In other respects, the page linearizes well. (It actually uses fairly complicated layout tables, but they do not affect the linearized browsing experience.)