1.0.6 • Public • Published


Imagine browsing pages (routes), receiving alerts and notifications, having a countdown timer on the page, a progress bar or a loading, among others. Now imagine all this happening to people who have visual disabilities and who use screen readers.

The idea of this plugin is to tell the screen reader what is happening and primarily if you use single-page application.
Inspired by others in the community like: (Example of how creating an accessible single-page application) (Ember A11y community)

Install package


npm install -S vue-announcer


yarn add vue-announcer

How to use

In your main.js

import Vue from 'vue'
import VueAnnouncer from 'vue-announcer'

In your App.vue Example using vue-toasted

  <div id="app">
    <vue-announcer />
    <h2>App page</h2>
    <button type="button" data-va="toasted" @click="notify">
      trigger notification
export default {
  name: 'app'
  methods: {
    notify () {
      let message = `Hi, it's a toasted notification`
      this.$announcer.set(message) // Sets the message that will be read by the screen reader automatically.

See this example:
Example link

Announce route changes

For page changes (routes) to be announced automatically, you only need to pass the router object as a parameter at the time of installation.

import Vue from 'vue'
import router from './router'
import VueAnnouncer from 'vue-announcer'
Vue.use(VueAnnouncer, {}, router) 


Key Data Type default
complementRoute String has loaded


Vue.use(VueAnnouncer, {
  complementRoute: 'ha cargado' // e.g. in spanish
}, router) 


Note: These methods are registered on the $announcer property injected into the Vue instance


If you need to set the complementRoute option dynamically without reloading the application, for example if you're dynamically loading translations, you can use this method to update it.

export default {
  onTranslationsUpdated (translations) {
    this.$announcer.setComplementRoute(translations.complementRouteKey /* = 'ha cargado' */)

Custom message to each page (optional)

You can set a property on the meta object, which will serve as information to get the message that will be announced to the screen reader on each page. e.g.:

  name: 'home',
  path: '/',
  component: Home,
  meta: {
    announcer: 'Página de inicio'

When the page loads, the screen reader user will hear:

Página de inicio ha cargado


  • The plugin checks whether it was defined in the meta object, otherwise, without any problems, the title of the page being loaded will be used.
  • The vue-announcer uses the global after hooks router.afterEach to announce the route changes.

Check live demo

Run the tests

git clone vue-announcer
// Run plugin
cd vue-announcer
npm install
npm run dev
// Run example
cd examples
npm install
npm run dev
cd ..
// Run Cypress testing
npm run test

Or run Cypress on interactive mode

npm run test:open

It is a simple webpack template already installed and configured. After the commands just access the http://localhost:8080/


  • Check the open issues or open a new issue to start a discussion around your feature idea or the bug you found;
  • Fork repository, make changes and send a pull request;

If you want a faster communication, find me on @ktquez And follow us on Twitter @vue_a11y

Thank you

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