Friday, September 18, 2020

Facebook makes app accessibility easier with React framework updates

Facebook is making it easier for app developers to build programs that work for people who are visually impaired after the company updated its React and React Native programming frameworks on Monday

The new features let developers designate user interface elements as accessible, which makes it possible for screen readers and other assistive technology to understand what the object in question is. Accessible elements can also be given a label that a screen reader can use to describe what they are.

Applications using React Native can also figure out if the system they’re running on has accessibility features turned on, and tweak the way their user interfaces are set up in order to make them more useful for people who are making use of assistive technology. 

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