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Manolo Blahnik The Archives (Accessible site) Accreditation

Digital Accessibility Centre Certificate of Accreditation

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Manolo Blahnik


The Archives (Accessible site)

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Desktop and Mobile

This certificate has been issued under the proviso that the Manolo Blahnik: The Archives Website (together with The Craft Room) is currently being remediated to become more inclusive. Please see the list of Known Accessibility Issues to see the progress in this endeavour.


To achieve certification each website undergoes a manual technical compliance review against WCAG 2.1 to level AA.

The website underwent both a technical compliance audit and robust end to end testing by users with a wide range of disabilities including blind, low vision, dyslexia, colour blindness, mobility, learning difficulties, Deaf, Asperger and anxiety and panic disorder.

All testing is carried out in line with relevant platform specific guidelines, and where applicable, also conforms to Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

List of issues

High Priority WCAG Level A

  • There ARIA Label on Non-Widgets
  • ARIA Live was not used approperiately
  • Some links were Non-Descriptive
  • Videos did not have Audio Description
  • Popups were found not to limit focus
  • Some Buttons were Unlabelled
  • Some Lists were not marked up
  • Images were found with non-descriptive alternative text
  • Image-links were found without appropriate text

Medium Priority WCAG Level AA

  • Some content was Obscured with browser Zoom
  • There are no Alternative Page Navigation functions



  1. Manolo Blahnik Archibes Landing Page (Not in Scope)
  2. Introduction
  3. The Palette
  4. Item page (Martha)
  5. The 70s
  6. Item page (WARSUMA)
  7. 12 Friendships
  8. Item page (BIANCA JAGGER)
  9. ACCESSORIES (Craft room)
  11. 2020s
  12. Components
  13. Boot
  14. Day fabrics
  15. Blake


We audit against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines v2.1 level A and level AA to test how accessible the website is, using the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) to evaluate conformance. A set of representive pages was tested using the WCAG-EM to assertain conformance of the website.

This certificate was issued on the and represents the state of the pages audited on this date. Any further changes after the accreditation date are not covered by this certificate. Additionally, any pages/areas of the website not listed the above Scope of Testing are also not covered by this certificate as we cannot guarantee their accessibility state.