I want accessibility tools front & center

Submitted by Charles Hall

Community Pick

Accessibility tools should be center stage, not buried. Most Dev Tools are good and getting better at evaluating and presenting programmatically detectable issues. But that is a process that is manually initiated in a near-hidden tab. The idea of “inspect element” should not be limited to the declared style and compiled output. It should first indicate an accessibility status.

Dear human inspecting this element, before you try to unveil what CSS features and properties have been applied, please note this fails {x.x.x} criterion of WCAG, and requires further inspection of {consideration}.

Accessibility needs more visibility (pun intended). Dev Tools can help.

Accessibility DevTools
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