Assistive technology

Allow the screen reader user access to the main features of the application, but also ensure for all users the usability of the application

Make sure the main features can be used with screen readers #

Target: everyone, especially people with visual impairments.
When: during development.

Description:

Follow general recommendations for accessibility, use primarily the HTML standard components, otherwise, use the ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) interface for complex components.

Checklist:

Ensure there is no blocking point with a browser/screen reader combination (Firefox/NVDA, IE/Jaws, Safari/VoiceOver) when a user navigates (accessing the main features of the application).
Indeed, screen reader users are the most affected by the lack of accessibility, we can identify a huge amount of problems in satisfying this requirement.

Users’ goal:

Allow the screen reader users to access the main features of the application, but also ensure the usability of the application for all users.

Reference WCAG :