“Accessible design not only helps users with special abilities; it provides better user experiences for our users in general.”
I am writing this issue driven by the assumption that we see the benefits of creating an accessible design. Therefore this issue will serve as an open discussion regarding accessibility and where our stand on the topic is. We can evaluate the effort, discuss and organise how we would like to tackle the topic.
Some useful resources:
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, this is a huge document that covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible.
- There are plenty of tooling on how you could have automated checks on your CI/CD pipeline. Some of those would be web-hint, wave, aXe, Pa11y, Koa11y, Google Accessibility Developer Tools, AATT aka paypal’s solution
- Carbon Design System and Chakra ui, these people do a very good job in keeping their components accessible for the web. On Carbon Design System also have tons of good documentation and suggestions on how to do so.
- Another great resource from Abode where they provide “A library of React Hooks that provides accessible UI primitives for your design system.”. Really cool stuff, in my opinion.
I am sure there many more examples and resources out there I am simply citing the ones I know of. the ones I know of.