Accessibility Statement for MATLAB - Q3 2022

MathWorks is committed to improving the accessibility of its software products for users with disabilities to conform with WCAG 2.1 Level A and AA.

Given the advances in accessibility for the web, we are focusing first on increasing the accessibility of MATLAB® Online™.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. MATLAB Online is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 Level A and AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the application do not fully conform to the accessibility standard. For more details on WCAG compliance of MATLAB Online and other products, refer to the MathWorks VPATs.

MATLAB Online Accessibility Support

Release

Accessibility Support

Workflows Supported in MATLAB Online

March 2019 Keyboard accessibility
  • Logging into MATLAB Online, resetting passwords, and creating user accounts for MathWorks online products and services
  • Navigating to MATLAB Online components in the desktop
  • Creating, renaming, copying, and deleting files in the Current Folder Browser
  • Creating variables and saving and loading data at the MATLAB Command Line
  • Working with MATLAB code files in the Editor
September 2021 Keyboard accessibility
  • Navigating to and modifying variables in the Workspace Browser and Variable Editor
  • Navigating the MATLAB Documentation content
September 2021 Screen Reader accessibility
  • Logging into MATLAB Online, resetting passwords, and creating user accounts for MathWorks online products and services
  • Navigating to MATLAB Online components in the desktop
  • Viewing and changing the current folder in the Current Folder Toolbar
  • Creating, renaming, copying, and deleting files in the Current Folder Browser
  • Navigating to and modifying variables in the Workspace Browser and Variable Editor
  • Entering individual statements at the command line and reading the resulting output in the Command Window
  • Working with MATLAB code files in the Editor
  • Exploring plotted data in Figure Windows
  • Reading the MATLAB Documentation, including retrieving information about some images.  76% of images in the MATLAB documentation pages have alternate text.
March 2022 Documentation Accessibility
  • Reading the MATLAB Documentation in a new browser tab, which facilitates returning to the MATLAB Online desktop without a keyboard trap.
  • Retrieving information about some images in the documentation.  86% of images in the MATLAB documentation pages have alternate text.
March 2022 Color and Contrast Changing colors of the MATLAB desktop by selecting a dark or light theme. New themes have improved contrast.

Accessibility Documentation

For more information on keyboard and screen reader accessibility and color themes in MATLAB Online, visit the Accessibility in MATLAB documentation.

Bugs existing in R2022b

Visit Bug Reports to see information on accessibility bugs in R2022b. You can follow accessibility bugs to be kept apprised of updates, workarounds, and fixes.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

MATLAB Online is tested with the NVDA screen reader on Windows 10 running MATLAB Online in the Google Chrome™ browser. For the best overall experience, we recommend using NVDA with Google Chrome.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of MATLAB Online. Please contact us if you encounter accessibility issues in MATLAB Online.

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