It has been one year since Facebook took the GAAD Pledge to make React Native accessible and the project has exceeded our expectations. We are excited to announce that this project will continue throughout 2021 and want to update everyone on our progress so far. Following a thorough analysis of the accessibility gaps in React Native last year, work began on filling these gaps.
We started with 90 outstanding gap analysis issues and from March 2021, when the project launched on Github, until now:
11 issues have been closed by the community.
19 issues were evaluated and closed by the React Native team.
9 pull requests were merged.
1 pull request was merged into the React Native docs.
We want to recognize and thank the React Native community for the significant progress towards a more accessible React Native over the past year. Every contributor's effort has counted in making progress on improving React Native Accessibility.