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What is the Accessibility Tree?

What is the Accessibility Tree?

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Coding for accessibility? You should get familiar with the accessibility tree, a structure produced by platform Accessibility APIs running parallel to the DOM, which exposes accessibility information to assistive technologies such as screen readers. There are multiple tools for visualizing this tree; in this lesson we'll look at Chrome and Microsoft Edge. For more on Accessibility APIs, refer to this [amazing article by Leonie Watson](https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/03/web-accessibility-with-accessibility-api/). For a how-to on setting up the Chrome Accessibility Inspector, visit [bit.ly/chrome-a11y](http://bit.ly/chrome-a11y).
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Coding for accessibility? You should get familiar with the accessibility tree, a structure produced by platform Accessibility APIs running parallel to the DOM, which exposes accessibility information to assistive technologies such as screen readers. There are multiple tools for visualizing this tree; in this lesson we'll look at Chrome and Microsoft Edge. For more on Accessibility APIs, refer to this amazing article by Leonie Watson. For a how-to on setting up the Chrome Accessibility Inspector, visit bit.ly/chrome-a11y.

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