The Google Accessibility Engineering team is super excited to announce the Accessibility Developer Tools Extension for Chrome! It’s available right now in the Chrome Web Store.
Making your web apps accessible means making sure users with disabilities can enjoy the same experience as everyone else. Unfortunately, simple errors — like unlabeled form fields or buttons that can’t receive keyboard focus — can cause BIG problems for these users.
Accessibility Developer Tools is an open source extension that can help you find and eliminate simple accessibility errors in your apps. It adds an Accessibility audit and an Accessibility sidebar pane to the regular Chrome Developer Tools.
Please Note: Because the Accessibility Developer Tools uses an experimental API, you must enable Experimental Extension APIs from chrome://flags and restart Chrome before the extension is installed. If this is not done, you will see an error saying “There was a problem adding the item to Chrome. Please refresh the page and try again.”. You must also be using Chrome 21 or higher.
Let us know what you think in the comments! You can also give us feedback on the Chrome Web Store or on the project issues page on the project site ( http://accessibility-developer-tools.googlecode.com ).
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