Welcome to A11y on Rails!

In most traditional web apps you can achieve a reasonable level of accessibility with semantic HTML and a good page structure. Rails apps are no different. The framework provides lots of handy Action View Helpers and they come with everything you need to make your app accessible. However, just like when writing plain HTML, it's easy enough to forget about crucial attributes and end up with a page that is not accessible.

This website aims to tackle some of the most important accessibility concerns that you'll need to address in a Rails apps. You can read more about the project here.

Images

All images must have an alt attribute. This allows screen readers to either describe relevant images to users or hide them if they're not relevant. Learn how to make images accessible in Rails apps.

Read more about accessible Images in Rails

Forms

The purpose of each form field should be clear. Missing labels are one of the most common accessibility issues in web forms. Learn how to use form helpers the right way.

Read more about accessible Forms in Rails