Accessibility in Metabase

Metabase is not yet fully compliant with the US federal government’s Section 508 standard. Some specific areas where Metabase we still have work to do include:

  • Metabase lacks a method to allow screen readers to skip over repetitive navigation elements.
  • Metabase is extremely close but not 100% compliant at providing text equivalents for all non-text elements.
  • Most of our form elements are selectable by tabbing through elements.
  • Metabase has minimal transition animations in it, but we have not yet tested whether the range of flickering is always between 2 and 55 Hertz. If you’ve opted for Reduce Motion / Remove Animation settings in your OS to take advantage of the prefers-reduced-motion CSS media feature, Metabase will disable animations.
  • Metabase’s data tables do not have row and column headers identified in markup.
  • We do not yet have a published description of our accessibility and compatibility features.
  • Since Metabase is a React-based web application, it cannot function without scripting (i.e., JavaScript) turned on.

If you’d like to help us address these accessibility gaps, please see our developers’ guide.

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