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The UI shell React Carbon component has been tested against the latest W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level A and AA success criteria and violations have been identified as high priority issues. This document will be updated when these accessibility issues are resolved.

Accessibility considerations

  1. Accessible Carbon components should be used to create the content that displays within the UI shell.
  2. Labels should be clear and concise.
  3. Titles should be unique and clearly describe the content on the page.
  4. Avoid very long menu option names to facilitate understandability and perceivability.
  5. Do not use the same word or phrase at the beginning of a set of menu items.
  6. Use a unique id for each menu item.


Accessibility testing

Automated, manual and screen reader accessibility verification test has been performed on the UI shell React Carbon component. WCAG 2.1 Level A and AA success criteria issues have been identified and the list of open accessibility violations is available in the Carbon component GitHub repository.

Automated test

Automated test environment
- macOS Mojave version 10.14.2 with VoiceOver
- Chrome version 77.0.3865.90
- Dynamic Assessment Plugin (DAP) version - IBM Accessibility WCAG 2.1 Sept. 2019 Ruleset
- Carbon React version 7.7.1
DAP test:
- No violations