Back to all lessons
Lesson library

Accessible elements in Webflow

Learn about screen reader and keyboard accessible Webflow elements.

This video features an old UI. Updated version coming soon!

You can find and add elements to your project (e.g., sections, buttons, images, etc.) from the Add Elements panel of the Designer. The elements marked as Accessible in the table below provide screen reader and keyboard navigation support without the need for custom code, though you will need to add focused state styles for some elements to make them fully keyboard accessible.

To make Tab, Dropdown, Slider, and Navbar elements fully keyboard accessible, you’ll need to set a focus style (known as “visual focus”) on the focused state so site visitors can better wayfind when using a keyboard to navigate. Visual focus adds a visible indicator on the active elements while navigating and is necessary for people who primarily use the keyboard to navigate, like power users or people with reduced mobility. Learn more about styling the focused state

You can also ensure these elements are accessible by using sufficient color contrast between your element’s text and the element or page’s background colors. Learn more about contrast ratios.

Element
Screen reader (ARIA) + Keyboard Accessible
Accessible*
Set focused state style on:
1. Tab link or All links
Accessible*
Set focused state style on:
1. Dropdown toggle
2. Dropdown link or All links
Accessible
Accessible
Accessible
Accessible
Accessible
Accessible
Accessible*
Set focused state style on:
1. Left arrow
2. Right arrow
3. Slider dot (set .w-slider-dot:focus CSS manually)
Accessible
Accessible
Accessible
Map
Accessible
Accessible
Accessible
Accessible
Accessible

How to provide feedback

We welcome continued feedback on accessibility at Webflow. To share, please send our team an email at accessibility@webflow.com.

We also invite you to engage with us and others on the Webflow Forum. You can help us build a more accessible product for you and your site visitors by sharing your ideas in the Webflow Wishlist.

Try Webflow — it's free