Accessibility updates in September, 2023
As we continually strive to improve the accessibility of Miro, we’ve made progress on a number of accessibility-related priorities in September:
Alternative methods for accessing and interacting with Miro boards: As part of our research, the Miro Accessibility team has been working on making canvas content and collaboration more robust across a number of various assistive technologies and devices. This work has been technically more demanding given that there are fewer standards for canvas content than for normal web content. Our work on this has progressed well, and we hope to share additional options to access and interact on Miro soon.
AI-assisted accessibility: We’ve mentioned in the past how we’re “testing AI support for fallback contents” (July). These tests proved to be promising, so we're working on rolling out a new feature that will help Miro users create more accessible board content themselves.
Accessible board content: We’re also testing a new feature that will assist creators in producing accessible Miro boards, for example by checking color contrast and other attributes important for inclusivity.
Accessibility audit: Miro teams have made significant progress on resolving the reported issues, getting us closer to updating our accessibility conformance report (ACR, sometimes referred to as VPAT).
Accessibility improvements: We’ve made a range of minor improvements including:
access to more widget information through a keyboard shortcut
improved keyboard shortcut support for Windows
information on the color of a Sticky Note
bug fixes for the board background color feature
Customer collaboration: With other Mironeers, our Head of Accessibility, Phil Strain, guided a customer workshop around inclusive workplace culture.
We’ve also been introducing some new internal programs and fora, to promote accessibility and to provide more effective support to other Miro teams. (Last April we shared our approach to accessibility at Miro at AxeCon, and since then we have made significant iterations on the approach which we will be excited to share in an upcoming update.)
We’re always open to feedback, so please contact us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org!