Test accessibility using Lighthouse

You can use Lighthouse from within DevTools to audit the accessibility of a page and generate a report. You can use the Lighthouse tool to determine:

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To audit a page using the Lighthouse tool:

  1. Go to the URL that you want to audit.

  2. In DevTools, select the Lighthouse tool. Configuration options are displayed:

    Lighthouse configuration options.

  3. For Device, select Mobile if you want to simulate a mobile device. This option changes your user agent string and resizes the viewport. This option can affect the audit results.

  4. In the Categories section, select Accessibility.

  5. Click Generate report. After 10 to 30 seconds, DevTools displays a report. The report gives tips on how to improve the accessibility of the page:

    A Lighthouse report for the Accessibility category.

  6. Select an item in the report to learn more about it.

    An expanded issue in a Lighthouse report.

  7. Click the Learn more link to view the documentation of the issue:

    View the documentation of an issue.

  8. To return to the configuration options, in DevTools, click Perform an audit (+).

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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