Adopt open-source 'accessible' UI libraries?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/accessibility

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  • reakit

    Toolkit for building accessible web apps with React

    As a tech lead (or whoever makes the technical decision), it looks very tempting to adopt the open source UI libraries, if possible. In the React.js land, I used a bit of Charkra UI and Reakit.

  • chakra-ui

    ⚡️ Simple, Modular & Accessible UI Components for your React Applications

    As a tech lead (or whoever makes the technical decision), it looks very tempting to adopt the open source UI libraries, if possible. In the React.js land, I used a bit of Charkra UI and Reakit.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • react-bootstrap

    Bootstrap components built with React

    I think that consider "accessible-ready" React libraries is essential for saving time and resources. There are several of these type of library: from React-Bootstrap to CloudScape. I also suggest you to see Radix-Ui a simply library focused on accessibility. For sure you can "outsource" accessibility to these libraries but you still have to consider the specifics of your product and choose the most suitable solutions for it. In my experience testing is still necessary but will certainly be less problematic using good libraries. Another tip: when you use a library, a tool or a service always look at the official documentation section dedicated to accessibility.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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