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Accessibility support

Accessibility support has been added to make apps accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS now includes support for accessibility in some widgets and themes for 2D apps. With incremental releases, more widgets and themes will support accessibility. Currently, it is only applicable for a 2D app at run time. It is not supported during configuration of the app.

The tables below contain the supported screen readers, widgets, and themes for Web AppBuilder.

Note:

The table contents are subject to change with incremental releases.

Screen readers

Accessibility support for Web AppBuilder was tested with the following screen reader and browser combinations in the identified operating system:

Operating systemBrowserSupported screen reader

Microsoft Windows

Chrome

ChromeVox

Firefox

NVDA

Themes

The following table contains currently supported themes:

ThemeAccessibilityNotes

Foldable Theme

Supported

Jewelry Box Theme

Supported

Billboard Theme

Supported

Dashboard Theme

Supported with limits

Switching between tabs to activate a widget in a group is not supported using the keyboard.

Launchpad Theme

Supported with limits

Minimize button for on-screen widgets is not supported using the keyboard, by design.

Pocket Theme

Supported

Tab Theme

Supported

Widgets

The following table contains the accessible widgets and their support level:

Note:

Some interactions between widgets and maps are not supported using the keyboard or screen readers. This is the main reason that certain widgets have limited accessibility support.

Map pop-ups are not supported for accessibility due to limitations.

Note:

Custom images will not obtain alt text automatically. To make your images or icons available for screen readers, you must configure the app and reupload images in widgets with desired descriptions as image name.

WidgetAccessibilityNotes

About

Supported

Attribute Table

Supported

Basemap Gallery

Supported

Bookmark

Supported with limits

The reorder operation is not supported when using the keyboard.

Chart

Supported with limits

User-defined area selection is not supported when using only the keyboard.

Chart interpretation is not recognized by screen readers.

Coordinate

Supported with limits

Clicking the map to get coordinates is not supported when using the keyboard.

Coordinate Conversion

Supported

Default Extent (Home Button)

Supported

Directions

Supported with limits

Clicking to choose points, add stops, or create barriers is not supported when using the keyboard.

Dragging point features to reorder addresses is not supported when using the keyboard.

To specify leaving time other than the Leave Now option is not supported by using the keyboard.

Distance and Direction

Supported

Draw

Supported with limits

Drawing on the map is not supported when using the keyboard.

Selecting icons for preview is not supported when using the keyboard.

Emergency Response Guide

Supported

Extent Navigate

Supported

Filter

Supported

Full Screen

Supported

Grid Overlay

Supported

Gridded Reference Graphic

Supported

Infographic

Supported with limits

Keyboard access and interpretations for charts are not supported; this includes the chart setting icon.

Info Summary

Supported with limits

Living Atlas Layers are not focusable using keyboard.

Layer List

Supported

Legend

Supported with limits

Basemap information (if configured) is not read by screen readers when the widget is opened for the first time.

My Location

Supported with conditions

If location access is allowed in browser settings and there are no browser warning pop-ups, the widget is accessible.

Network Trace

Supported with limits

Adding input features, such as flags and barriers on the map, is not supported when using the keyboard.

Parcel Drafter

Supported

Public Notification

Supported

Query

Supported

Related Table Chart

Supported

Scalebar

Supported

Screening

Supported

Search

Supported with limits

Search source titles in the search result list are not recognized by screen readers.

Share

Supported

Situation Awareness

Supported

Splash

Supported

Threat Analysis

Supported

Time Slider

Supported with limits

Keyboard access or drag-operation for slider are not supported.

Layer names or time descriptions are not supported for screen readers.

Visibility

Supported

Zoom Slider

Supported