Mark Steadman from Deque:
React can be an accessible application framework with the right knowledge and the right know-how. The stigma that it is not an accessible framework is simply not true. It has some of the best built-in accessibility functionality there is out there, and a large community of accessibility advocates that are creating content that is easily consumable in your application.
As Chris Coyier said it:
React didn’t use a
<button>, you did. React didn’t force extra markup all over the page when you decided to not use a Fragment. React didn’t forget to change the title of the page because that was something you neglected.
Yes! Yes! Yes! … A thousand times YES!
I see many (new) devs enter the JS game to just start throwing things around, totally unaware of (or even worse: neglecting) the foundation layers which JS enriches: HTML and CSS. It all starts with HTML and semantics — many unfortunately tend to forget this.
With a huge chance of sounding like a skipping record regarding this: go read Jeremy Keith’s post “Robustness and least power”. In said post he quotes Derek Featherstone who said:
In the web front-end stack — HTML, CSS, JS, and ARIA — if you can solve a problem with a simpler solution lower in the stack, you should. It’s less fragile, more foolproof, and just works.
— Data attributes & progressive enhancement by Derek Featherstone
Embrace the platform, folks.