Test accessibility using the Accessibility tab

The Accessibility tab is where you view the accessibility tree, ARIA attributes, and computed accessibility properties of DOM nodes.

To open the Accessibility tab:

  1. Select the Elements tool.
  2. In the DOM Tree, select the element which you want to inspect.
  3. Select the Accessibility tab. You might need to first select the More tabs (the More tabs button) button to the right of the Styles tab.

Inspect the h1 element of the DevTools homepage in the Accessibility tab

View the position of an element in the Accessibility Tree

The accessibility tree is a subset of the DOM tree. The accessibility tree only contains elements from the DOM tree that are relevant and useful for displaying the contents of a page through assistive technologies such as screen readers.

Inspect the position of an element in the accessibility tree from the Accessibility tab.

The Accessibility Tree section

View the ARIA attributes of an element

ARIA attributes ensure that assistive technologies such as screen readers have all of the information that they need in order to properly represent the contents of a page.

View the ARIA attributes of an element in the Accessibility tab.

The ARIA Attributes section

View the computed accessibility properties of an element

Some accessibility properties are dynamically calculated by the browser. These properties are displayed in the Computed Properties section of the Accessibility tab.

View the computed accessibility properties of an element in the Accessibility tab.

Note

For computed CSS properties, use the Computed tab.

The Computed Properties section of the Accessibility tab

Note

Portions of this page are modifications based on work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The original page is found here and is authored by Kayce Basques (Technical Writer, Chrome DevTools & Lighthouse).

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