New script available to help you switch your React Alert boxes to web components

We're writing scripts to help you switch from React components to web components. These scripts update components of a single type in any directory. The first script available is for the Alert box component.

After running the script, you may have to do a little cleanup to ensure it catches all relevant bits of code. Please note that the script only affects application code. You’ll have to manually update tests and any associated SASS files.

To request the Alert component script or ask questions, reach out to the Design System team in Slack.

Removal of unused dependencies in Vets website

Date: August 6, 2021

We removed the following dependencies in vets-website :

If you run into problems after doing a yarn install, reach out to the Platform Frontend tools team in Slack.

WCAG 2.1 guidance now applied in Collaboration Cycle reviews

Date: August 2, 2021

The VA.gov Experience Standards have been written to include new WCAG 2.1 guidelines. The Accessibility Staging Review preparation doc has been updated to reflect the new changes. In addition, we’ve created 2 artifacts summarizing what’s new in WCAG 2.1 and the success criteria and foundational testing we’ll use for reviews.

Ensure your product meets accessibility requirements with test case templates in TestRail

Date: August 2, 2021

Reference the How to: Adding Accessibility Test Cases in TestRail guide to make sure your test runs are set up correctly. Each TestRail test case can be mapped back to 1 or several of the VA.gov Experience Standards.