[community] Fwd: Community Meeting (Feb 8) Accessibility Tree.

Obara, Justin jobara at ocadu.ca
Tue Feb 7 14:36:03 UTC 2017

An additional follow up on the community meeting details.

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On February 7, 2017 at 7:29:07 AM, Obara, Justin (jobara at ocadu.ca<mailto:jobara at ocadu.ca>) wrote:

Please see below for details on this weeks community meeting.


On February 6, 2017 at 3:21:22 PM, Joseph Scheuhammer (clown at alum.mit.edu<mailto:clown at alum.mit.edu>) wrote:


The topic for this week's community meeting (Feb 8) is the Accessibility Tree and its relationship to WAI-ARIA. There will be some hands-on activities and if you want to participate, you will need to download and install a couple of things.

For demonstration purposes, I am focusing on FireFox's DOM Inspector plug-in and, to a lesser extent, Apple's Accessibility Inspector. There are other inspectors for different OSes and I'll mention them, but I won't be providing detailed instructions on installing them.

For FireFox's DOM Inspector, you need to install two plugins, in the following order:

1. First install the Web Developer plugin: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/web-developer/. After installing, restart FF to activate.
2. Next, install the DOM Inspector plugin: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/dom-inspector-6622/. Again, restart to activate.

The DOM Inspector is a tool within Web Developer. It is accessed via Web Developer's "Tools" toolbar button, which posts a menu containing a "DOM Inspector" menu item.

The macOS accessiblity inspector is part of its XCode development kit. As such, there is a lot to download just to get the inspector. Also, I've only done it for macOS Sierra. I imagine it's similar for other version of the macOS, but I'm not going to check that. If you still want to get it, use the App Store, and look for and install "XCode". It's free.

After the download is complete, a convenient way to launch the Accessibility Inspector is (1) "Cmd+Space", (2) enter "Accessibility Inspector" into the text entry field, and (3) hit return. In terms of where the application actually is: it's here:
"/Applications/XCode.app/Contents/Applications/Accessibility Inspector"

Other Inspectors:

* GNOME/Linux's "Accerciser": https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Accerciser
* The Paciello Group "aViewer" for Windows MSAA, UIA, IAccessible2, and ARIA: https://www.paciellogroup.com/resources/aviewer/
* Microsoft's "Inspect" for Windows UIA and MSAA: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd318521(v=vs.85).aspx
* "Accprobe" for Windows MSAA and IAccessible2: https://github.com/IBMa/AccProbe
* Note: this is for geeks only. There is no easy installer here, and requires set-up-by-hand.


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