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Alexander Opalic
Alexander Opalic

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Vue Accessibility Blueprint: 8 Steps

Writing accessible components in Vue is crucial as more developers recognise the importance of making websites usable for everyone, including those with disabilities. Here are eight straightforward steps to help you build better, more accessible Vue components.

Introduction

Many developers find it challenging to create accessible Vue components, which is becoming increasingly important in web development. To assist you, here are eight steps to improve accessibility in your Vue projects.

The Eight Steps

1. Learn the Basics

Understand the essentials of HTML and how it can enhance accessibility. Knowing how to structure your site can make a big difference for users with disabilities. Learn more about Vue.js and accessibility.

2. Use a Helpful Tool for Checking Code

Adopt eslint-plugin-vue-a11y when coding. This tool helps you identify and resolve accessibility issues, ensuring your website is accessible to more users. See how eslint-plugin-vue-a11y works.

3. Test with Vue Testing Library

Confirm that your components function correctly for all users by testing them with the Vue Testing Library. This approach emphasizes accessibility and user-friendly design. Explore the Vue Testing Library.

4. Try Using a Screen Reader

Regularly use a screen reader to experience how your site is navigated audibly. This insight is invaluable for understanding the challenges faced by visually impaired users.

5. Check Your Site with Lighthouse

Use Lighthouse to audit your website's accessibility. This tool provides feedback on how well your site performs across various metrics, including accessibility. Get started with Lighthouse.

6. Work with an Expert

If possible, collaborate with accessibility experts. Their specialized knowledge can provide deeper insights and practical tips beyond what automated tools can offer.

7. Make Accessibility Part of Your Plans

Integrate accessibility into your project from the beginning. Define accessibility goals clearly in your project tickets to ensure they are prioritized throughout development.

8. Automate Tests with Cypress

Automate your accessibility testing with Cypress. This helps you save time and detect issues early in the development process. Learn how to integrate Cypress for accessibility testing.

By following these steps, you can make your Vue components more accessible, enhancing the user experience for everyone and extending your website's reach.

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richard

Was actually looking through accessibility plugins for Vue and this just summed up my whole search. Thanks.