Accessibility in Color Picker Control

17 Jan 20244 minutes to read

The Color picker component followed the accessibility guidelines and standards, including ADA, Section 508, WCAG 2.2 standards, and WCAG roles that are commonly used to evaluate accessibility.

The accessibility compliance for the Color picker component is outlined below.

Accessibility Criteria Compatibility
WCAG 2.2 Support Yes
Section 508 Support Yes
Screen Reader Support Yes
Right-To-Left Support Yes
Color Contrast Yes
Mobile Device Support Yes
Keyboard Navigation Support Yes
Accessibility Checker Validation Yes
Axe-core Accessibility Validation Yes
Yes - All features of the component meet the requirement.
Intermediate - Some features of the component do not meet the requirement.
No - The component does not meet the requirement.

WAI-ARIA attributes

The Color picker component followed the WAI-ARIA patterns to meet the accessibility. The following ARIA attributes are used in the Color picker component:

Attributes Purpose
role Indicates the Color picker component as colorand the tiles as gridcell in the color palette.
aria-label Indicates the accessible name for the tiles.
aria-selected Indicates the current selected state of the tile.
aria-haspopup Indicates the availability of the popup element.
aria-expanded Indicates whether the popup can be expanded or collapsed, as well as indicates whether its current state is expanded or collapsed.
aria-owns Identifies an elements in order to define a visual, functional, or contextual parent/child relationship between DOM elements where the DOM hierarchy cannot be used to represent the relationship.
aria-disabled Indicates that the element is perceivable but disabled, so it is not editable or otherwise operable.

Keyboard interaction

The Color picker component followed the keyboard interaction guideline, making it easy for people who use assistive technologies (AT) and those who completely rely on keyboard navigation. The following keyboard shortcuts are supported by the Color picker component.

Press To do this
Up Arrow Moves the handler/tile up from the current position.
Down Arrow Moves the handler/tile down from the current position.
Left Arrow Moves the handler/tile left from the current position.
Right Arrow Moves the handler/tile right from the current position.
Enter Apply the selected color value.
Tab To focus the next focusable element in the Color picker popup.

Ensuring accessibility

The Color picker component’s accessibility levels are ensured through an accessibility-checker and axe-core software tools during automated testing.

The accessibility compliance of the Color picker component is shown in the following sample. Open the sample in a new window to evaluate the accessibility of the Color picker component with accessibility tools.

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