Accessibility is an important consideration when building modern web apps. React provides useful tools to make accessible, inclusive products.
Let’s look at some best practices for web accessibility with React:
Use proper HTML semantics. For example:
Semantic HTML is parsed correctly by screen readers.
Images should have
alt text describing content/purpose:
Screen readers can’t interpret images.
alt text substitutes meaning.
ARIA roles describe non-semantic elements:
This makes the
<div> behave like a button for assistive tech.
Manage focus properly for keyboard/screen reader users:
This shifts focus control to the
<input> when focused.
Label form fields correctly:
Associates labels with inputs via the
- Use proper semantic HTML
- Provide image alt descriptions
- Apply ARIA roles appropriately
- Manage focus and keyboard interaction
- Label form fields clearly
Building accessible React apps improves experience for all users.