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An Accessibility Tree Grows In Browser

taught by: Crystal Preston-Watson


Session Summary

This presentation digs into what the accessibility tree is, its relationship and connection with DOM and the importance of using native HTML elements when creating user interfaces.


Description

Stroll through the forest of the DOM and meet by the accessibility tree. Learn about how the browser exposes its accessible object roots to assistive technology, and how that tech uses those objects to interact with the browser. Finally unlocking the mystery of why the voices of the forest keep whispering, "Use native HTML please".

This presentation digs into what the accessibility tree is, its relationship and connection with DOM and the importance of using native HTML elements when creating user interfaces.


Practical Skills

  • The relationship between the DOM and the accessibility tree
  • How assistive technologies interact with accessibility tree
  • How to use the accessibility tree to aid in development and testing.