Resources for developing accessible cards/tiles

The card pattern (also know as tiles and blades) has become quite popular over the last several years. There are many accessibility challenges that may arise quickly when web developers attempt to build them including:

  • Providing keyboard access
  • Providing an adequate visible focus indicator
  • Link text that’s not overly verbose for screen reader users
  • Using correct semantic markup, especially for the heading
  • Maintaining proper reading order
  • Not duplicating content

Here are a several great resources on building accessible cards/tiles and address these issues:

collage of 3 tiles

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