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97: Ryan Florence - Building Accessible UI Components

In this episode Adam talks to Ryan Florence about the challenges of making custom UI components accessible, and how Ryan is trying to make that easier with Reach UI.

Topics include:
  • How modern JS frameworks have made the web less accessible
  • How Reach UI is making it easier for people to build accessible components without sacrificing customizability
  • The importance of using the correct markup
  • How focus trapping works
  • Adding keyboard navigation to components in a way that makes sense for screenreader users
  • The challenges of building an accessibility-focused UI library
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