Box is committed to providing a simple and compelling experience for all users. We work closely with our Accessibility Advisory Board and partner with WebAIM for accessibility consultation to provide an excellent user experience for those who require an accessible Box application because of a physical disability or for any other reason.
Previously, we offered accessibility support via a separate site, a.box.com. Now, Box meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) Level AA compliance on its web app. This means that you can use your screen reader directly on the web app with no admin or tech support needed.
Accessibility features in the Box web app include:
- Page elements such as hidden landmarks, descriptions of state (“this section is collapsed”), and other code to support accessibility. These elements don’t show visibly but are detected by screen readers, and provide additional information.
- Items labeled according to their function, which makes navigation easy. There are many ways to navigate that are non-linear, and users can jump from heading to heading without having to read the text in between. Our approach is based on leading accessibility standards, so non-sighted users should be comfortable working right away.
- Keyboard navigation so that pages can be navigated without the use of a mouse.
- Browser magnification increasing the entire screen to make text more visible and proper reflowing of the page.
- Colors that meet AA standards for contrast, making it easier for partially sighted users.
For further information on accessibility on the Box web app, you can always contact our Box User Services team.
Details on a.box.com
While the Box web app is now accessible, some users may still want to use a.box.com. This article provides further details.