No accessibility annotations are needed for inline loading components, but keep these considerations in mind if you are modifying Carbon or creating a custom component.
What Carbon provides
Carbon bakes keyboard operation into its components, improving the experience of blind users and others who operate via keyboard. Carbon also incorporates other accessibility considerations, some of which are described below.
The inline loading component is not keyboard operable; however, when inline loading is in an active state, it may temporarily replace or disable an associated component. For instance, if inline loading is showing the result of a button action, relevant input controls as well as other actions may be disabled and inoperable until the loading state changes to either error or complete.
Labeling and states
Where there is displayed text for inline loading, Carbon provides the text as the status to assistive technologies like screen readers. Where there is no text, Carbon provides a text equivalent (“loading”) for the loading symbol.
Keep these considerations in mind if you are modifying Carbon or creating a custom component.
- Carbon uses an
aria-liveregion set to “polite” to surface inline loading text messages, where they are used.
- Where no text is displayed for inline loading, Carbon uses the SVG title of the status icon to surface the status (“active”, “finished”, “error”) to assistive technologies.