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RE: FF add-on for displaying accessible names ??

From: Sean Murphy (seanmmur) <seanmmur@cisco.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:44:30 +0000
To: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@levelaccess.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Question, is it possible to use Javascript to access the content of the accessibility tree? I know you can access it via external testing tools. But was wondering if it was possible to grab the read-only information from the tree.


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From: Jonathan Avila [mailto:jon.avila@levelaccess.com]
Sent: Thursday, 16 November 2017 2:44 PM
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Subject: RE: FF add-on for displaying accessible names ??

The Visual ARIA Favlet<http://whatsock.com/training/matrices/visual-aria.htm> can be used to display the calculated accessible name.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Michael A. Peters [mailto:mpeters@domblogger.net]
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:06 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: FF add-on for displaying accessible names ??

Hi, I found a FireFox add-on that shows me landmarks, though it does not pick up on the semantic html5 tags unless I specifically add the role attribute. It has helped me understand how landmarks are seen.

Is there a similar add-on that would maybe show me the accessible name on mouseover instead of the the standard title attribute?

I know about the WAVE testing site and that works to see them but when auto-generating accessible names and tweaking code it would be useful if I could easily see what the resulting accessible name is on my dev machine.

If such an add-on exist, I did not find it.


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