React Chat UI Components Accessibility

It seems like certain elements in the Chat UI are missing accessibility tags (for screen-readers). The one specifically that I have noticed is for voice messages.

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[UIKit Version]
@sendbird/uikit-react”: “^3.13.1”,

[Reproduction Steps]
Enable voice messages (dashboard or in component)

import App from "@sendbird/uikit-react/App";



In all implementations.

[Current impact]
Decreases user usability.

I am aware that I can work around this by creating a custom component for the voice message and adding a label to that but I’d prefer to have this be a feature.

Hello @hypacia,

Currently our React UIKit does not support accessibility.

Hi @Tyler ,

Do you have any further documenation on your plans regarding a11y? Because our React UIKit does not support accessibility seems a fairly blanket statement when the OP seemed to imply that there were only partial omissions.

We use Sendbird for mail and are evaluating it for chat. No accessibilty support would mean we can’t use it. We need to try and reach at least WGAG 2.* AA. But minor ommissions might be ok.


Hi @Evan,

I do understand that this is a rather generic blanket statement but officially as a product, it does not provide support for accessibility. While there may be some accessibility aspects implemented, there is no official support across the board.