What is the Accessibility Tree?

InstructorMarcy Sutton

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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.

Philipp Blume
Philipp Blume
~ 2 years ago

Now that we're in 2019, have tools been developed on the Chrome side that are as convenient as this?