WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

E-mail List Archives

Thread: Accessible tool reviewing Firefox accessibility tree


Number of posts in this thread: 1 (In chronological order)

From: mhysnm1964@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Sep 25 2017 8:54PM
Subject: Accessible tool reviewing Firefox accessibility tree
No previous message | No next message


I suspect the tool I am going to mention in this post will also work with
Chrome. I have not tested Edge or IE at this time. Accprobe is an accessible
tool which works with Jaws for windows and I suspect other screen readers.
Being some what vague here due to not full testing.

ACCProbe does navigate the Firefox accessibility tree by using the
iaccessibility2Proxy.dll after being registered on your windows machine. As
Firefox and Chrome from my knowledge both use this accessibility framework.
For a screen reader user, this is a very useful tool to have in your tool
box. The tool also works with MSAA but I do not think it works with UIA. I
have not yet explored this.

Sorry for those on the list who already know this, but I wanted to share for
those who might not be aware of the tool and having an alternative method of
accessing the accessibility tree of a browser.