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File uploader

The file uploader 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. After the file uploader closes, focus should retain the user’s point of regard and return to the element that invoked it.
  2. The file uploader button can be activated using both the Space or Enter key.
  3. The file uploader button should have text or label that accurately describes the action of the button.


Accessibility testing

Automated, manual and screen reader accessibility verification test has been performed on the file uploader 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:
- No violations