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Accessibility

This was our first survey to study accessibility in such depth. What we found is that while respondents clearly care about accessibility, they struggle to implement it in practice as they lack technical, educational, and organizational support.

Accessibility

Which of these accessibility features have you used?

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1

95.6%
3.2%
13,191
2

81.8%
11.5%
6.3%
13,164
3

11.8%
27.3%
60.6%
13,156
4

18.3%
79.6%
13,108

Experience

  • Used it: Respondents who have used an item.
  • Heard of it: Respondents who have heard about an item, but haven't used it.
  • Never heard of it: Respondents who have never heard about an item.

Sentiment

  • Positive: Respondents who are interested in learning more about a technology; or are willing to use it again.
  • Neutral: Responents who did not indicate any sentiment about a technology.
  • Negative: Respondents who are not interested in learning more about a technology; or have used it and had a negative experience.

User Disabilities

What kind of user disabilities do you account for when making websites?
0%
13%
26%
40%
53%
66%
1

Low vision

8,351
2

Atypical color vision

6,671
3

Mobility impairments

3,504
4

Vestibular disorders

2,546
5

Hearing impairments

2,417
6

Learning disabilities

1,783
7

Other cognitive impairments

1,552
8

na

3,088
0%
13%
26%
40%
53%
66%
% of question respondents

Other Accessibility Techniques

What other techniques are part of your regular accessibility strategy?
0%
17%
35%
52%
69%
86%
1

Descriptive alt text

11,219
2

Information Hierarchy

10,180
3

Form Control Labels

9,921
4

Meaningful Link Text

8,709
5

Sufficient Contrast

8,023
6

Intuitive keyboard navigation

7,396
7

Visible Focus Ring

7,337
8

Not Relying on Color Only

6,535
9

Not Relying on Pointer Only

6,201
10

<fieldset> and <legend>

6,052
11

Skip-to-content link

4,396
12

3,676
13

1,341
14

na

654
0%
17%
35%
52%
69%
86%
% of question respondents

Screen Readers

Which screen readers do you use for accessibility testing?
0%
13%
26%
38%
51%
64%
3,153
1,501
1,026
5

na

7,583
0%
13%
26%
38%
51%
64%
% of question respondents

Accessibility Tools

What tools do you use for accessibility testing?
0%
10%
20%
31%
41%
51%
6,127
2,769
6

na

5,145
0%
10%
20%
31%
41%
51%
% of question respondents

Accessibility Pain Points

What are your biggest pain points around web accessibility?
Freeform
0%
4%
9%
13%
17%
21%
1

Technical issues

Answers matching “Technical issues” 400
2

Education

Answers matching “Education” 354
3

Company issues

Answers matching “Company issues” 251
4

Implementation issues

Answers matching “Implementation issues” 171
5

Screen reader issues

Answers matching “Screen reader issues” 143
6

Lack of tools

Answers matching “Lack of tools” 124
7

Browser support

8

WCAG issues

Answers matching “WCAG issues” 44
9

HTML elements issues

Answers matching “HTML elements issues” 42
10

Reliance on JavaScript

0%
4%
9%
13%
17%
21%
% of question respondents

Recursos recomanats

Web App Accessibility (feat. React)
Marcy Sutton Todd
Principle Studios

Web App Accessibility (feat. React)

Solve the most common accessibility issues in React apps using testing tools, semantic HTML, and ARIA attributes to make interactive elements accessible.
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