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Content switcher

The content switcher React Carbon component has been tested against the latest W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level A and AA success criteria and violations have been identified as high priority issues. This document will be updated when these accessibility issues are resolved.

Accessibility considerations

  1. Each content switcher tab must have a unique title that clearly describes the content panel. This is particularly helpful for users of assistive technologies so they have the necessary information to efficiently navigate the content.
  2. Carbon components should be used to create the content that displays within each content panel.
  3. Content authors need to ensure the content that is added to the tab panel is accessible. For example, if you add an image to the panel you need to include alternative text to pass accessibility testing.


Accessibility testing

Automated, manual and screen reader accessibility verification test has been performed on the Content Switcher React Carbon Component. WCAG 2.1 Level A and AA success criteria issues have been identified and the list of open accessibility violations is available in the Carbon Component GitHub repository.

Automated test

Automated test environment
- macOS Mojave version 10.14.2 with VoiceOver
- Chrome version 77.0.3865.90
- Dynamic Assessment Plugin (DAP) version - IBM Accessibility WCAG 2.1 Sept. 2019 Ruleset
- Carbon React version 7.7.1
DAP test:
- Violations