Web accessibility improvements

There’s a quote by Tim Berners-Lee, Director of W3C and inventor of the World Wide Web, that says, “The power of the web is in its universality”. As people who make a living by making websites, it’s our responsibility to ensure everyone has access to them.

10 guidelines to improve your web accessibility

Webflow needs to improve web accesibility in their componets like the dropdown menu (You can't navigate the dropdown menu with the keyboard)

Another cool feature could be the possibility of adding a Skip to main content link.

  • Antonio Balderas
  • Aug 29 2017
  • Shipped
  • Jul 24, 2020

    Admin response

    Hi all - we've just shared some progress on the work we're doing to make our default elements keyboard and screen reader accessible, so we're going to mark this high level wishlist item "shipped" and ask that you file specific requests (e.g. specific elements or features) in our new Accessibility category on the Wishlist so we have good specificity in our consideration of what to tackle next.

    This is also a good place to share our recent blog post "What we're doing about accessibility" for those who are curious about what we've been up to and our planning in the future.


  • Gaylord-Hansen Team commented
    23 Feb, 2021 07:06pm

    Are there any updates on this? When you tab to the dropdown nav menu, it should auto-expand and you should be able to use the arrows or tabs to navigate down, up and to the next menu item.

  • Ellen commented
    25 Jul, 2020 04:34am

    I have been very pleased to discover the major improvements Webflow has recently made to the nav components. It hasn’t gone unnoticed. Thank you!

  • Switchboard Advertising commented
    27 Mar, 2020 10:08pm

    This is essential. And not in the I'm-being-overly-dramatic-because-I-want-my-own-needs-met way. I mean, ACTUALLY important.

  • Hamish Maclean commented
    31 Aug, 2019 07:26am

    +1 - Need to be able to have the tools to ensure custom built menus can be made accessible too.

  • Ole Fredrik Lie commented
    19 Aug, 2019 12:04pm

    Any progress on this? This was posted almost two years ago. Has anything happened since then?

  • Danielle Strijdhaftig commented
    30 Jun, 2019 10:06pm

    Accessibility is key!

    Get this working for us because there are projects I simply can't use webflow on do to the lack.

  • Jonathan Holden commented
    27 Jun, 2019 09:28am

    Skip to main is not "cool" - it's essential. 

    2.4.1 Bypass Blocks: A mechanism is available to bypass blocks of content that are repeated on multiple Web pages. (Level A)

  • Mike Potter commented
    22 Feb, 2019 01:14pm

    The lack of tab control in the drop down has been picked up by an official medical body in the UK, so we have to find a solution.  The desktop drop-down really should have included this functionality at birth so would urge Webflow dev to look at as soon as possible.  We really should not have to use third party code for a fundamental feature such as a drop-down menu.

  • Ellen commented
    20 Feb, 2019 02:16am

    This is essential -- as someone else says, it is not a "nice-to-have option, it is a must-have." I agree completely. Webflow absolutely needs to be making their design elements ADA-compliant, and to be incorporating ways of making accessibility a standard and easier part of the design process.  

  • Learning Systems commented
    19 Dec, 2018 05:11am

    Absolute necessity for us. All our sites have to be WCAG 2.0 compliant. Accessibility is not a nice-to-have option, it is a must-have. Very disappointed that keyboard navigation is not a default in Webflow.

  • Jeremy Leroux commented
    19 Nov, 2018 07:12pm

    I've tried a few work around solutions but I can't seem to get the navigation working for accessibility which is a major need.

  • Joe Mallory-skinner commented
    20 Jun, 2018 09:21pm

    I completely agree. Accessible dropdowns, html button elements, and a more robust Navbar would be incredibly useful.

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