Next Tech is focusing heavily on accessibility over the next few months to ensure that our products can be used by everyone. Below is a summary of our projected timeline for rolling out these changes:

  • By the end of the week: Enabling screen reader for the embedded terminal, as well as some quick wins for buttons, tooltips, etc.
  • By the end of October: Completion of all changes except for code editor (see below). This includes tab navigation, screen reader support for instructions, button labels, and more. These will be released on a rolling basis so your users with disabilities may notice improvements as this progresses.
  • By the end of the year: Screen reader / keyboard navigation support for code editor. We need to switch to entirely different software for this so it’s going to take the longest to get done.

By the end of the year we will be conformant with WAI Level A and Level AA. Note that these updates are focused on our core project interface, but we’ll be continuing to improve the accessibility of our other webpages as we continue to improve our products.

Keep an eye on a section of our Changelog posts dedicated to accessibility over the next few months as we roll out these changes!