A Guide to Accessible Interactive Components using React Libraries

Content Warning: This blog post contains gifs. I’ve wanted to write this blog post ever since I wrote a11y and JS – A Seemingly Unconventional Romance . I love JavaScript, and my job is to code in React. I often observe folks (rightly) critique that R…

Content Warning: This blog post contains gifs. I’ve wanted to write this blog post ever since I wrote a11y and JS - A Seemingly Unconventional Romance . I love JavaScript, and my job is to code in React. I often observe folks (rightly) critique that React Apps are inaccessible. According to the WebAIM Million report , “the adoption of React corresponded with 5.7% more accessibility errors than the average home page.” WebAIM Million tests the sample using the WAVE stand-alone API. The WAVE tool catches all crawlable issues, which don't involve a ton of interactivity. I’m not going to use this blog post to talk about those issues. If you’re interested in learning more about that, I’ve created an Email Course on the topic. There are two points that I want to drive home about…
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