Version 2.9 has brought many notable features. Among them, there is one we are incredibly proud of — accessibility.
We started working on it long before the major release, and it’s been quite a journey to make Flexmonster accessible. Why did we invest so much into accessibility? Let us share our motivation with you:
More specifically, we developed Flexmoster’s accessibility in several directions. Let’s elaborate further on them.
There is no accessibility without keyboard navigation. That’s why we’ve taken care of making our component adapted for keyboard users.
Keyboard mode gets enabled once pressing the
Shift key three times. All the functionality is at your service: feel free to sort, filter, drag, and use all available UI features.
Interested? Visit our guides and explore the full potential of the keyboard navigation mode.
Feel like adding more contrast to the Flexmonster user interface? Use the
Ctrl + Alt + H shortcut and swiftly switch to the high-contrast CSS skin.
You can also get creative and pick your own theme to be a high-contrast one.
Find all the details in our documentation.
This update is hard to notice because you can’t enable or configure it. Nevertheless, it is essential for Flexmonster’s accessibility.
To advance compatibility with screen readers, we resorted to the WAI-ARIA framework, which offers a set of attributes for HTML elements. When used, they help assistive technologies determine element roles, states, and relations.
We applied these attributes to Flexmonster so that screen readers could process its structure more effectively, hence improving user experience.
Compatibility with screen readers is described more comprehensively in our accessibility section. Check it out!
How did you like accessibility in Flexmonster?
Discover them in our blog post. Let’s dive in!